Radio Headspace

Radio Headspace

By Headspace Studios

Join us every weekday morning to take a few moments to step out of the internal chatter and external noise. We'll pause and reflect to consider what brings us together in this shared human condition and how we can live a life that best reflects our limitless potential. Get one month of Headspace free by going to Headspace.com/radioheadspace

Episodes

Change is Inevitable

Today, Kessonga talks about the disappointment that can come with change, and how to keep unexpected obstacles from stealing our joy.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/02/23·5m 32s

Family Lessons

Kessonga shares some life lessons that he's learned from his daughters, and a few tips on how to communicate to the people closest to us.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/02/23·5m 13s

Creative Bursts

Kessonga explores the benefits of creativity, and how tapping into our creative side can help us connect to our authentic selves.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/02/23·4m 51s

Laughter is Medicine

Today, Kessonga shares how we can embrace humor every day, and the real impact it can have on our mood.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
31/01/23·5m 58s

Mindfulness as Self-Care

Kessonga talks about the power of using mindfulness to take a break, especially if you're the one who everyone depends on. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/01/23·5m 32s

It Starts with You

Kessonga closes out the week with a song about loving ourselves, and shares ways to tap into self-love with mindfulness.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/01/23·4m 46s

Notes on Resiliency

Today, Kessonga shares a song and family stories about resiliency, and how we can all use mindfulness to cultivate it. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/01/23·5m 27s

Look Back Without Judgment

Kessonga shares some song lyrics about difficult memories, and explains how we can use mindfulness to look back at our past without judgment. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
25/01/23·4m 33s

A Song for Progress

Today, Kessonga shares one of his favorite songs that inspires change, and why its lyrics serve as a reminder that progress takes consistency and faith. Learn more about Jon Kabat-Zinn's book, "Full Catastrophe Living," here. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
24/01/23·5m 43s

Feel the Music

Today, Kessonga talks about how our favorite music can help us recognize strong emotions, so they don't catch us off-guard.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
23/01/23·5m 23s

Rewind with Dr. Maya Shankar: Don’t Change A Thing

This week's Rewind features cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar. We’re often so hard on ourselves for what we view as our negative qualities. Today, Dr. Shankar explores how to see the silver linings in our faults and embrace every aspect of ourselves.If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/01/23·3m 50s

Rewind with Dr. Maya Shankar: Change for the Better

This week's Rewind features cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar. Today, she'll explore ways to build new habits today so you can achieve your long-term goals.If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
19/01/23·4m 12s

Rewind with Dr. Maya Shankar: Create New Opportunities

This week's Rewind features cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar. Today, she discusses how we can forge a new (and maybe even better) path when obstacles get in the way. If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
18/01/23·5m 26s

Rewind with Dr. Maya Shankar: You Are A Work in Progress

This week's Rewind features cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar. Today, she talks about the impact that big changes have on our self-identity, and how we can see ourselves differently to weather the storms we face in life.If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/01/23·4m 37s

Rewind with Dr. Maya Shankar: Control is an Illusion

This week's Rewind features cognitive scientist Dr. Maya Shankar. She also hosts “A Slight Change of Plans” — a podcast about who we become in the face of big change. Today she discusses the illusion of control, and how when life gets in the way of our plans, we don’t have to see it as a defeat.If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
16/01/23·6m 16s

Rewind: On Simplicity

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy challenges us to find ways to free up space and simplify our lives.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
13/01/23·4m 46s

Rewind: Hitting Plateaus

Tapping into the creative mind can help us move past feeling stuck in life. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy discusses how to give the mind enough space to express itself freely.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/01/23·3m 34s

Rewind: The Small Details

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy explains how focusing on the little things in life helps reduce space for anxiety and fear.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
11/01/23·3m 40s

Rewind: The Procrastinating Mind

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy shares new approaches to tackling tasks and avoiding procrastination.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
10/01/23·4m 29s

Rewind: The Energy Behind our Intentions

Life is challenging enough, so why dedicate time and energy to disagreeing with others? On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy shares how to positively channel your energy in the new year.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/01/23·4m 55s

Rewind: Non-Striving Attitude

When we get too caught up in our ambitions, it can cause stress, anxiety, and depression elsewhere in life. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga talks about how we can appreciate the journey we’re on.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/01/23·4m 10s

Rewind: Trust Yourself

No guide? No problem. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga teaches us how to listen and trust our inner voice.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/01/23·4m 49s

Rewind: Accept Where You Are

When deciding to make a change in your life, it’s best to first accept where you're at in the present moment. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga explores how to reach acceptance with right now.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
04/01/23·3m 38s

Rewind: Patience Takes Practice

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga explains the benefits of letting things unfold in their own time.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/01/23·3m 58s

Rewind: New Year, New Me

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions is tough. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga talks about how mindfulness can help us successfully tackle our goals any time of year.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/01/23·5m 20s

Rewind: The Wisdom of Endings

When we fear an ending, there's comfort in knowing a new beginning is just around the corner. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Dora explains how to find freedom in change.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada. You can reach out to Dora on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/12/22·4m 34s

Rewind: I Could Have Done Better

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Eve explains how mindfulness helps us accept ourselves just as we are — imperfect human beings.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
29/12/22·4m 55s

Rewind: Sympathetic Joy

If we’re unsatisfied in certain areas of life, we may feel resentment or jealousy when we see others feeling happy. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Sam talks about bringing compassion to how we feel, and sending loving-kindness to others.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
28/12/22·4m 49s

Rewind: The Wisdom of Loneliness

We don't always have to reject feelings of loneliness. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Dora shares how loneliness can be an opportunity to connect with ourselves.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/12/22·5m 33s

Rewind: How to Let Go

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga shares how mindfulness can help us see if certain relationships are no longer serving us.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/12/22·5m 58s

Rewind: You're Exactly Where You Should Be

There are many moments in life that go differently than we expected. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Eve explains how mindfulness helps us cope with bumps in the road.If you feel like talking to someone would help, consider reaching out or talking to a healthcare professional. If you are in a relationship that you feel you can’t get out of, a resource to also consider is thehotline.org. Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
23/12/22·4m 39s

Rewind: Impermanence

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Sam explains how impermanence can prompt us to confront things we’ve been putting off.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
22/12/22·5m 5s

Rewind: The Journey to Letting Go

"Letting go" is a phrase often used in mindfulness, but putting it into practice takes time. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Dora explains how letting go helps us find peace with whatever happens next.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada. You can reach out to Dora on Instagram here!RHS: Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
21/12/22·3m 42s

Rewind: Managing Expectations

Don't forget about your own needs. On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Kessonga shares how mindfulness can help us see when we’re trying to live up to potentially harmful expectations.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/12/22·5m 15s

Rewind: Boundaries Aftercare

On today’s Radio Headspace Rewind, Dora explains how to accept when setting boundaries doesn’t go as we’d hoped, and what to do next.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
19/12/22·6m 23s

Feel-Good Exercise

Cognitive neuroscientist Lucas Miller is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, he shares tips on optimizing your exercise routine for more energy, and why you don't always have to hit the gym for a great workout.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/12/22·5m 25s

Food that Fuels You

Cognitive neuroscientist Lucas Miller is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, he's sharing easy ways to boost your energy with food, plus what research says about smart snacking.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/12/22·6m 11s

The Science of Effective Breaks

Cognitive neuroscientist Lucas Miller is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, he'll explain how taking a few minutes to ourselves helps us regain the energy to take on our most important tasks. Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/12/22·5m 53s

Optimize Your Sleep

Cognitive neuroscientist Lucas Miller is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, he'll offer some proven tips for getting more, better quality sleep, and even how to fall asleep faster.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
13/12/22·5m 21s

Early Birds vs. Night Owls

Cognitive neuroscientist Lucas Miller is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, he's discussing the concept of chronotypes, and how knowing yours can help you make the best use of your energy throughout the day.If you’re curious about your chronotype, check out the assessment mentioned in this episode here.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/12/22·6m 51s

Level Up Your Focus Sprint: Part 2

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sahar Yousef is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, she shares powerful ways to level up your Focus Sprints and make the most of every minute.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/12/22·7m 0s

What's a Focus Sprint? Part 1

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sahar Yousef is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. In this two-part feature on Focus Sprints, she shares how this productivity technique can help get important work done in less time, with less energy.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
08/12/22·4m 56s

How Music Helps us Focus

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sahar Yousef is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, she shares fun and simple ways to use music as a tool for better focus.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
07/12/22·6m 5s

A Better Relationship with your Phone

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sahar Yousef is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, she talks about how to keep your phone from stealing your focus away from your most important work.Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/12/22·5m 52s

What is 'Becoming Superhuman'?

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sahar Yousef is guest-hosting Radio Headspace all week. Today, she shares what she means by "becoming superhuman," and tips on making a to-do list that actually gets done. Learn more about the Becoming Superhuman productivity program here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/12/22·7m 19s

Relationship "What Ifs"

Kessonga answers a listener's question about relationships, and how to stay in the moment when you're unsure where things are going. Please note that this episode discusses the topic of death, so listen with care.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/12/22·5m 25s

Banishing Worry

It's natural to worry about our loved ones, but mindfulness helps us keep worry from consuming our thoughts. Kessonga explains how.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/12/22·5m 1s

Apathy and Boredom

In a post-COVID world, it's common that people are feeling apathy or boredom with their lives. Today, Kessonga talks about ways to put things back into perspective.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/11/22·5m 44s

Should We Try to Multitask?

Kessonga breaks down the reasons why multitasking isn't all that it's cracked up to be.You can find the book, "Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression" (2nd Edition) by Zindel V. Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale here. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
29/11/22·5m 50s

Let Go of 'Important Thoughts'

Kessonga explains how "important" thoughts might come up when we meditate, but we don't have to feel pressure to expect them, or even remember them after our practice.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
28/11/22·4m 47s

Rewind: Best-Laid Plans

This week, we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about gratitude. Today, Eve explores how gratitude can help us combat feelings of anxiety and frustration when we hit speedbumps in life.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
25/11/22·4m 59s

Rewind: Grateful Focus

This week, we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about gratitude. Today, Andy talks about how gratitude helps us to focus on the present moment, and reflect on how we got here. 
24/11/22·3m 59s

Rewind: Back To The Beach

This week, we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about gratitude. Today, Kessonga shares how reflecting on the good times can give us a sense of gratitude and peace.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
23/11/22·5m 17s

Rewind: The Little Things

This week, we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about gratitude. Today, Sam talks about why it’s important to recognize the little things in life that bring us joy, and how to make it a habit.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
22/11/22·4m 1s

Rewind: The Art of Gratitude

This week, we're replaying some of our favorite episodes about gratitude. Today, Dora talks about how we can always get in touch with feelings of gratitude, even when they feel hard to find.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
21/11/22·4m 39s

Life Goes On

Today, Kessonga shares how gratitude can help us enjoy the good times in life, instead of worrying about if they'll end.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
18/11/22·5m 16s

Your Best Creative Space

Kessonga invites us to try working creatively in different spaces, and seeing what environments inspire us the most.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/11/22·5m 2s

Universal Communication

Kessonga talks about a recent trip to Paris, and how empathy can help us connect to one another, even if we don't speak the same language. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/11/22·4m 7s

The Value of a Consistent Practice

Practicing a new language, sport, or even meditation isn't always fun, but it's so satisfying when all that work pays off. Today, Kessonga shares tips for developing a consistent practice. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/11/22·4m 44s

Embrace Discomfort

Today, Kessonga talks about the power of getting out of our comfort zone and embracing the unknown.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist. You can reach out on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/11/22·5m 13s

Rewind: Practicing Patience

When we want something, we want it now. But patience is always within us — we just need to uncover it. Andy shares some tips for practicing patience on today's Radio Headspace Rewind. For more support with managing the stress and uncertainty around the election, visit Headspace.com/election.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
11/11/22·5m 5s

Rewind: Collective Consciousness

It can be hard to process our individual feelings on an event felt around the world. On today's Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy unpacks the ways global or national events affect our own mental health. For more support with managing the stress and uncertainty around the election, visit Headspace.com/election.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
10/11/22·5m 59s

Rewind: Calm in a Storm

There’s a calm, quiet eye in every storm. On today's Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy shares tips on finding a sense of calm, no matter what’s going on around you. For more support with managing the stress and uncertainty around the election, visit Headspace.com/election.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/11/22·5m 20s

Rewind: Let Life Unfold

As humans, we love to assign meanings to things. We think, “this is good, and this is bad.” In this Radio Headspace Rewind, Andy talks about how stepping out of these thought patterns can help us experience life in a different way. For more support with managing the stress and uncertainty around the election, visit Headspace.com/election.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
08/11/22·5m 44s

Rewind: Political Uncertainty

On today's Radio Headspace Rewind, we wanted to share some techniques that Andy learned in the monastery to help you get through the election season, no matter your politics.For more support with managing the stress and uncertainty around the election, visit Headspace.com/election.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
07/11/22·8m 12s

When The News Brings You Down with Kessonga

Headspace is proud to present our brand new podcast Dear Headspace. It's a call in advice show featuring the Radio Headspace teachers answering questions about relationships, work, meditation, anxiety, and everything else. You can find it on the Headspace App and wherever you listen to podcasts. Ask the Headspace teachers a question here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here.  
05/11/22·9m 18s

The Importance of Friendship

Sam talks about the power of friendship, and how we can nurture those relationships for a fuller life. Learn more about Dr. Anna Akbari here.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
04/11/22·5m 2s

Regulating Emotions

Sam explains the role of emotions in our lives, and how mindfulness can teach us better ways to react to difficult feelings.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/11/22·5m 44s

Find Your Koan

Sam explains the concept of koans — repeatable phrases that help us think more deeply about ourselves and the world around us.You can find Joan Sutherland's book, “Through Forests of Every Color: Awakening with Koans,” here.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/11/22·5m 0s

Reconnecting with Adolescence

Today, Sam talks about how we can learn from memories of our adolescence and from the teenagers in our lives.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/11/22·5m 27s

Teaching Mindfulness

Sam shares some easy tips for introducing mindfulness to kids (and they work for adults, too).Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
31/10/22·4m 24s

Beat Imposter Syndrome

Master-Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil is our guest-host all week. Today, she breaks down how imposter syndrome sneaks into our thoughts, and how anyone can learn to outsmart it.Listen to Kara's podcast here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
28/10/22·5m 49s

Create Confidence Within

Master-Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil is our guest-host all week. Today, she'll dive into some of the biggest hurdles to self-confidence and effective ways to create it for ourselves.Listen to Kara's podcast episode on thought ladders here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/10/22·5m 50s

The Problem with Self-Criticism

Master-Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil is our guest-host all week. Today, she explains why self-criticism doesn't actually help us grow, and some tips on being kinder to ourselves. Listen to Kara's podcast here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/10/22·5m 38s

Taming Self-Anxiety

Master-Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil is our guest-host all week. Today, she explores why anxiety can be tied to our self-esteem and how to keep anxious thoughts at bay. Listen to Kara's podcast here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
25/10/22·5m 28s

How to Unf**k Your Brain

Master-Certified Life Coach Kara Loewentheil is our guest-host all week. Today, she talks about how our brains trick us into believing we're not good enough, and how we have the power to change it. Listen to Kara's podcast here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
24/10/22·6m 46s

Archetypes of the Mind

Today, Sam explains how we can visualize archetypes, like a wizard or a warrior, and think about how they would handle situations that we're faced with.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
21/10/22·5m 50s

Starting Fresh

Sam shares some tips on getting kids ready for a new school year, which can be useful for anyone starting something new.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/10/22·4m 1s

Telling Stories

Today, Sam talks about how telling stories helps us see what memories we want to revisit time and time again.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
19/10/22·4m 30s

Attachment Styles Part 2

We don't have to let our childhood bonds keep us from having great relationships as adults. Sam shares ways we can still re-parent ourselves today.Click here to learn more about Amir Levine and Rachel Heller's book, “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love.” Listen to Sam's past episode on personal narratives here. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
18/10/22·5m 22s

Attachment Styles Part 1

Sam explains attachment styles and how the way we bonded with our caregivers as children affects our present relationships. Check out Dr. Dan Siegel's courses here!Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/10/22·5m 42s

Not Fun, But Funny

We don't have to let spoiled plans get us down. Today, Sam talks about finding the humor and joy in whatever life throws at you. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/10/22·5m 5s

Flow State

Today, Sam talks about what a "flow state" is, and how it can help us feel more creative and free in our daily lives.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
13/10/22·4m 39s

Positive Psychology

Sam explains how we can use positive psychology to make every day better. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/10/22·5m 6s

Mindful Metaphors

Sam breaks down the power of using metaphors that can help us bring our mindfulness practice to life every day. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
11/10/22·5m 15s

Changing Your Mind

Today, Sam talks about how we can transform a current belief into a new one that's more aligned with the direction we want to head in life.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
10/10/22·4m 51s

Boredom and Curiosity

Today, Sam talks about how practicing an active curiosity can help us see the world with fresh eyes, especially when we're stuck in a routine. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
07/10/22·5m 2s

Personal Narratives

Today, Sam talks about how recounting our life stories is a great practice for building a better understanding of how far we've come.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/10/22·4m 53s

Learning from Religion

Today, Sam talks about how religion can inspire us to find a sense of awe in the world around us, and build a resilient community. Find discussion prompt inspiration here!Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/10/22·4m 56s

Working with Our Thoughts

Today, Sam talks about how mindfulness can help us stop unhelpful thoughts from clouding how we feel about ourselves and the world around us.Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Learn more about cognitive distortions here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
04/10/22·4m 59s

Sharing Ourselves

Today, Sam talks about tips for communicating with others and getting more comfortable with letting our guards down. Sam has taught mindfulness and social emotional learning to teens, families and adults all over the world for more than 12 years. She obtained her master’s degrees in clinical and educational psychology from Columbia University, and an M.S. in emotion science from Mid-Sweden University. You can reach out to Sam on Instagram here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/10/22·6m 35s

Feel Your Feelings with Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychology professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is on Radio Headspace all week. Today, she talks about how acknowledging tough feelings and actually dealing with them brings us closer to the happiness we seek.If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, check out Dr. Laurie Santos' podcast The Happiness Lab here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/09/22·6m 25s

The Power of Gratitude with Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychology professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is on Radio Headspace all week. Today, she talks about how gratitude is a foolproof way to feel a little better, especially during tough times. If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, check out Dr. Laurie Santos' podcast The Happiness Lab here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
29/09/22·5m 25s

Bye, Burnout with Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychology professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is on Radio Headspace all week. Today, she shares some tips on avoiding burnout, even when you don’t have time for a break. If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, check out Dr. Laurie Santos' podcast The Happiness Lab here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
28/09/22·6m 46s

Rethink Self-Care with Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychology professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is on Radio Headspace all week. Today, she's talking about finding self-care activities that restore us and bring us back to ourselves.If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, check out Dr. Laurie Santos' podcast The Happiness Lab here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/09/22·5m 33s

The Truth About Happiness with Dr. Laurie Santos

Psychology professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is on Radio Headspace all week. Today, she'll explore surprising and simple ways to find happiness.If you want to learn more about the science of happiness, check out Dr. Laurie Santos' podcast The Happiness Lab here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/09/22·5m 42s

Eve’s RHS Favorites: Go to More Dances

To celebrate Eve’s 100th Radio Headspace episode, this week, she’s sharing 5 she really enjoyed writing, and tells us how they came together. Today, Eve reminds us how to enjoy the weekend, instead of worrying about the week ahead.  For more ways to make the most of your weekend, listen to our Sunday Scaries podcast here. Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
23/09/22·5m 46s

Eve’s RHS Favorites: Doubting Minds

To celebrate Eve’s 100th Radio Headspace episode, this week, she’s sharing 5 she really enjoyed writing, and tells us how they came together. Today, Eve talks about the challenge of making decisions, and how it's often rooted in doubt of our abilities and preparedness. We have to rid our minds of doubt in order to make decisions from a place of confidence. Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
22/09/22·5m 53s

Eve’s RHS Favorites: The Courage To Ask For Help

To celebrate Eve’s 100th Radio Headspace episode, this week, she’s sharing 5 she really enjoyed writing, and tells us how they came together. Today, Eve shares a story that reminds us that it’s okay if we need help, and that we don’t always have to do things on our own.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
21/09/22·5m 25s

Eve’s RHS Favorites: Pay Attention At All Costs

To celebrate Eve’s 100th Radio Headspace episode, this week, she’s sharing 5 she really enjoyed writing, and tells us how they came together. Today is all about being present. Life very seldomly gives us the opportunity to go back to pivotal moments when we did not pay enough attention. Mindfulness challenges us to be present for our peers and those around us. Paying enough attention is a small price to pay for the reward of being present.  Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/09/22·6m 37s

Eve’s RHS Favorites: Dealing with Climate Anxiety

To celebrate Eve’s 100th Radio Headspace episode, this week, she’s sharing 5 she really enjoyed writing, and tells us how they came together. Today is all about dealing with climate anxiety. When we practice mindfulness, we are cultivating more perspective. This extends outwards into our environment and can help us make more informed choices about the planet. Read Headspace’s article on climate anxiety here.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
19/09/22·7m 19s

The Comparing Mind

Today, Eve shares tips on how mindfulness can help us focus on what we're proud of, instead of comparing ourselves to others. Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/09/22·5m 4s

Anchor Yourself

Today, Eve talks about where to focus our attention and modify our practice if we're having difficulty sticking with it.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/09/22·4m 56s

Mindfulness of Body

Our bodies do so much for us. Today, Eve talks about cultivating an open and accepting relationship with our bodies.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/09/22·4m 56s

Mindful Tech Use

Today, Eve talks about how mindfulness helps us gain more control over our devices and become less reliant on them.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
13/09/22·5m 12s

Knowing When To Rest

When illness or exhaustion hits, we tend to be hard on ourselves for not feeling well. Eve talks about taking time to heal when you need it.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/09/22·4m 54s

Your Brain on Meditation

Today, Eve breaks down how meditation can physically change our brains and help us process strong emotions.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/09/22·5m 15s

Dealing with Physical Pain

Eve talks about how meditation and mindfulness can have a real impact on the way we respond to and manage pain.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
08/09/22·4m 48s

Moments of Awe

Noticing awe-inspiring moments can prompt us to be more creative, and give us a sense of connection with the world around us. Eve explains how.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
07/09/22·5m 8s

But I Really Want It

When we're busy thinking about all the things we don’t have, it's hard to see what's in front of us. Eve shares some tips for shifting that mindset.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/09/22·5m 3s

Why We Practice Meditation

There are many reasons to practice meditation. Today, Eve breaks down the benefits of a consistent practice.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve  where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/09/22·4m 59s

How Long Does it Take?

We may want to see the results of meditation right away, but consistent practice is needed to reap the lasting benefits. Eve gives tips on sticking to it.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/09/22·5m 20s

I Could Have Done Better

Eve explains how mindfulness helps us accept ourselves just as we are — imperfect human beings.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/09/22·4m 55s

Slow Down and Plug In

Sometimes it feels impossible to slow down. Eve explains how taking time to ask yourself what you need can give you perspective in a hectic world.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
31/08/22·5m 6s

Continued Pandemic Stress

As we wait for the pandemic to end, our minds can feel on high alert with worry. Eve talks about how meditation helps us feel less anxious and gain perspective.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/08/22·4m 30s

Small Acts, Big Difference

When we're bombarded by difficult news headlines, Eve discusses how small acts of kindness can help us make the world a better place.Eve Lewis Prieto is Director of Teaching at Headspace, a certified Mindfulness & Meditation teacher and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. At Headspace, Eve helps to introduce new meditation teachers to the platform and creates and oversees a wide array of meditation and mindfulness experiences that meet the diverse needs of our members. She is passionate about teaching the benefits of these time-honoured practices, with the aim of helping people take care of their mental health. Send any general questions to askeve@headspace.com, or you can connect and meditate with Eve via Instagram @meditatewitheve where she leads a weekly live meditation. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
29/08/22·4m 39s

Cultivating Heartfulness

How does your heart feel today? In today's episode, Dora discusses how mindfulness can connect us to our heartbeat, and notice how the heart feels when we're fulfilled. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/08/22·4m 53s

Should We Prepare?

Prepping for a big event? Dora explains how to find a comfortable balance between being prepared and staying in the present moment.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
25/08/22·5m 4s

But Everyone is Doing It!

The world is waiting for you to share your gifts. Dora shares how your unique experiences and perspectives are valuable wherever you go.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
24/08/22·4m 31s

Lessons from Flowers

We're all connected to nature and its healing power. Dora discusses how mindfulness can help us commune and engage with the natural world.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.See a list of plant identification apps here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
23/08/22·4m 57s

Ms. Fix-It

Feeling bombarded by messages about "doing the work" on yourself? Dora explains how sometimes, we can rely on our experiences to live our best lives.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Listen to Kessonga's episode about "non-striving" here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
22/08/22·5m 4s

"Good" Adversity with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell is on Radio Headspace all week! Today, he discusses how overcoming adversity can benefit us in the long run. You can listen to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Legacy of Speed, here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
19/08/22·5m 51s

The Wisdom of Curiosity with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell is on Radio Headspace all week! Today, he shares the benefits of being curious, and how asking questions shaped his career.You can listen to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Legacy of Speed, here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
18/08/22·5m 24s

Breaking the Rules with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell is on Radio Headspace all week! Today: how challenging the status quo creates the perfect conditions for innovation. You can listen to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Legacy of Speed, here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/08/22·5m 54s

Late Bloomer Benefits with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell is on Radio Headspace all week! Today, he's discussing how it's never too late to achieve success.You can listen to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Legacy of Speed, here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/08/22·6m 43s

Just Relax with Malcolm Gladwell

Writer and podcast host Malcolm Gladwell is on Radio Headspace all week! Today, he talks about superstar track and field coach Bud Winter, discovering how relaxation can lead to big wins.You can listen to Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Legacy of Speed, here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/08/22·7m 28s

The Wisdom of Endings

When we fear an ending, there's comfort in knowing a new beginning is just around the corner. In today's episode, Dora explains how to find freedom in change. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/08/22·4m 34s

The Wisdom of Feedback

Constructive feedback doesn’t mean that we're incapable. Dora talks about responding to feedback in a way that helps us grow. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.See the article mentioned about getting the most out of feedback here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
11/08/22·5m 13s

The Wisdom in Alone Time

Dora discusses how disconnecting with alone time is an opportunity to recharge, reset, and get back in touch with your own needs.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
10/08/22·5m 17s

The Wisdom of Loneliness

We don't always have to reject feelings of loneliness. Instead, Dora shares how to see loneliness as an opportunity to connect with ourselves.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/08/22·5m 33s

The Wisdom in Wasted Time

Sometimes we stay in situations that no longer serve us, simply because we've already invested so much time. Dora explains how to see this "wasted time" as an opportunity to do better for ourselves moving forward.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
08/08/22·4m 54s

Find Your Affirmations

Affirmations are words that we repeat to uplift and encourage us. Today, Dora shares an affirmation practice to help with emotional resiliency. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/08/22·5m 19s

The "No" Ghost

Dora explains how saying "no" to things you don't want is saying "yes" to yourself.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.See the "no" script mentioned in the episode here.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
04/08/22·4m 10s

Soles of the Feet

Dora shares how to reframe waiting as a chance to work with our impatience, and cultivate feelings of groundedness. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/08/22·5m 38s

Making Meditation A "Real Job"

Dora talks about how strong intentions helped her become a full-time meditation teacher.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/08/22·5m 3s

What To Do When Your Parents Don't Support You

We may not be able to change how our family perceives us, but Dora shares guidance on changing how we react.If you're experiencing difficulties like the ones mentioned in this episode, here is a list of support resources that may be helpful.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
01/08/22·5m 38s

RHS Rewind: You Don’t Have to Know It All

We often feel the need to know everything. We want to know what’s next, and that need for control can lead to a lot of anxiety. Because the truth is, you don’t have to know it all.
29/07/22·5m 5s

RHS Rewind: Expert Single Tasker

We only have so much energy in our lives. If we channel it into the wrong things, including multi-tasking, we find that we may not be present for some pretty important stuff. What if instead, you gave something your entire focus? Try it today and see how you feel.
28/07/22·4m 26s

RHS Rewind: Fight Club Rules Apply

Today Andy talks about how to get your friends and family interested in meditation. His suggestion? Tell them they just have to try it.
27/07/22·3m 32s

RHS Rewind: Let Go of Great Expectations

Especially with young children, we can place pretty big expectations on who or what they’re going to be. But in doing that, we don’t allow people to be who they actually are. Today, instead of trying to anticipate, try experiencing someone as they are in that moment.
26/07/22·3m 38s

RHS Rewind: Happiness Isn’t a Destination

We hear from a lot of people looking for “happiness” or “enlightenment” like it’s a status or level to achieve in our lives. But really, it’s a state of being. And whenever we are present in the moments of our life, that is enlightenment. Happiness isn’t waiting for you somewhere in the future - it’s here, right now.
25/07/22·4m 13s

Being the Only One

While mindfulness may benefit us, we can’t force our loved ones to share the same sentiment. Dora shares some tips on accepting the different mindsets around us. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Let us know how we’re doing here!
22/07/22·5m 5s

The Wisdom of Regret

Regret is a challenging feeling, but it can be transformational. Dora explains how to focus on the lessons provided by regret, and to let go of the storylines that often come with it.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Let us know how we’re doing here!
21/07/22·4m 41s

Storytime

Our minds tell us stories to keep us safe. But some stories keep us stuck, like thinking we’ll never be able to succeed if we try something new. Dora shares how becoming aware of our internal narratives is the first step in moving past them.Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Let us know how we’re doing here!
20/07/22·4m 24s

Archetypes of the Mind

Leaning into archetypes can provide comfort, but relying on them too much can take us out of the present moment. Dora explains how to find that balance. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Let us know how we’re doing here!
19/07/22·5m 48s

Boundaries Aftercare

Setting boundaries can be a lot of emotional work, especially if you’re not used to asking for what you need. Dora explains how to accept when setting boundaries doesn’t go as we’d hoped, and what to do next. Dora Kamau holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Psychiatric Nursing. She is a certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and is working to complete her Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training this fall. Before joining forces at Headspace, Dora worked as a psychiatric nurse in a women’s addictions facility and organized community events for BIPOC women in Vancouver, BC, Canada.You can reach out to Dora on Instagram @dorakamau.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!Let us know how we’re doing here!
18/07/22·4m 53s

Consistency is Key

 Kessonga shares how with consistent practice, mindfulness tools like patience, introspection, and gratitude become second nature. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/07/22·5m 18s

The Great Unknown

Kessonga discusses using awareness to keep us from basing our fears on a narrative we’ve created ourselves.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/07/22·5m 51s

Fear of Aging

It’s normal to fear the aging process. Kessonga explains how setting intentions to enjoy life puts us at ease about the future.If you’re having thoughts about suicide, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. And if you live outside the U.S., here is an international list of suicide prevention resources.Listen to The Longtime Academy's episode with a death meditation here.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here! 
13/07/22·6m 2s

Developing Self-Esteem

Kessonga explains how mindfulness helps us understand our feelings of “not being enough.” Plus, how to get to a place of non-judging.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
12/07/22·5m 11s

Mindfulness and Kids

A consistent mindfulness practice can help kids become more aware, and better understand their needs as they get older. Kessonga shares tips on teaching mindfulness to children.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
11/07/22·4m 49s

It Works For Us

 Part 5 of Kessonga’s week on relationships. Societal norms may not be the right fit for everyone’s relationship. Kessonga explains how you can make things work on your own terms.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
08/07/22·5m 31s

Find Your Happy

Part 4 of Kessonga’s week on relationships. He shares how spending time alone helps us find our own joy in life, without relying on others to make us happy.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
07/07/22·4m 56s

Leave the Past Behind

Part 3 of Kessonga’s week on relationships. He discusses how staying present helps us deal with conflict in the moment, instead of bringing up the past.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/07/22·5m 28s

Talk It Out

Part 2 of Kessonga’s week on relationships. He explains how mindful communication helps us actively speak and listen to our loved ones, so everyone feels heard and understood.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
05/07/22·7m 54s

Let Expectations Go

Part 1 of Kessonga’s week on relationships. He explains how expectations aren’t necessarily bad, but letting them go can keep us free from judgment. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
04/07/22·5m 35s

Radio Headspace x Shan Boodram: Surviving Heartbreak

Author and sexologist Shan Boodram shares tips on how to let go of a romantic relationship, or any relationship that’s run its course.Listen to Shan's Podcast, Hung Up, here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/07/22·6m 49s

Radio Headspace x Shan Boodram: For the Caregivers

Author, sexologist, and mom Shan Boodram talks about how to stay afloat when you’re the one everybody relies on.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/06/22·5m 53s

Radio Headspace x Shan Boodram: Know Yourself

Author and sexologist Shan Boodram talks about how to get to know yourself, so you can thrive in all your relationships, not just romantic ones.Try Shan’s Self-Summary Workbook here!Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
29/06/22·5m 19s

Radio Headspace x Shan Boodram: No Judgment

Author and sexologist Shan Boodram is back, this time with tips on how to deal with judgment from others — especially when you’re trying to break the mold. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
28/06/22·5m 0s

Radio Headspace x Shan Boodram: Love Yourself First

Join author and sexologist Shan Boodram as she guest-hosts Radio Headspace this week. Her first topic: the importance of self-love. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/06/22·5m 6s

It’s A Love Story

Part 4 of Kessonga’s “mindful moments” segment. Kessonga explains how loving memories remind us of all life has to offer.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
24/06/22·5m 14s

Dream Team

Part 3 of Kessonga’s “mindful moments” segment. Today, he talks about how his work at Headspace has brought him contentment, and invites listeners to create joy in their everyday lives.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
23/06/22·5m 18s

Back To The Carribbean Beach

Part 2 of Kessonga’s “mindful moments” segment. Today he shares how reflecting on the good times can give us a sense of gratitude and peace. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
22/06/22·5m 17s

Ode To The Night

Part 1 of Kessonga’s “mindful moments” segment. Today he explains the value of noticing what time of day or night brings you a sense of peace and creativity. Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
21/06/22·5m 13s

I Can Do It Later

Kessonga explains how mindfulness can help us create better habits, and stop putting off those important tasks.Kessonga holds a Masters degree in Social Work, and is a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He also serves as an adjunct Mindfulness instructor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Prior to joining Headspace he had his own private practice as a licensed acupuncturist and an outpatient psychotherapist.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/06/22·4m 41s

Thoughts and Perceptions

Mindfulness teaches us to create space between our perceptions and our reactions. This can help us think before acting on potentially harmful impulses.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/06/22·5m 40s

Karma vs. Consequences

Kessonga breaks down what mindfulness has taught him about Karma and consequences, and even shares a family story about having “good Karma.”Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/06/22·5m 6s

The Fundamentals of Loving Kindness

Loving-Kindness is a practice of sending unconditional love to others – even the people we’re in conflict with. Today, Kessonga breaks down how to have loving kindness for ourselves and others, even when it isn’t easy.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
15/06/22·5m 19s

Managing Expectations

Sometimes we bend to others’ expectations instead of considering our needs. Mindfulness can help us see when we’re trying to live up to potentially harmful expectations.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
14/06/22·5m 15s

How to Let Go

Mindfulness can help us be more introspective and see if certain relationships are doing more harm than good.Send Kessonga any general questions at askkessonga@headspace.com, or you can reach out on Instagram @kgiscombe.Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
13/06/22·5m 14s

Unpacking Shame

Sam explores the feelings that can bring on shame, and shares some insights into how to deal with shame in everyday life.If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
10/06/22·4m 46s

Impermanence

Feeling the truth of impermanence can push us to confront uncomfortable truths that have been with us for a while. If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
09/06/22·5m 5s

Emotion Culture

Sam breaks down the meaning of “emotion culture” and talks about how our upbringing has a huge influence on our lives and how we can regulate our own emotions as we mature.If you’d like to find words to identify your feelings or have a tool to communicate with others, peruse The Center for Nonviolent Communication Needs Words List here.If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
08/06/22·4m 30s

The Wisdom of Illness

Illness can be incredibly difficult. But when we acknowledge the fleeting nature of life, we can have that conversation with a loved one, travel to that place we’ve always dreamed of, or take another leap that we keep putting off out of fear of the unknown. If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
07/06/22·4m 6s

Being Grounded

Today, Sam unpacks what it means to be grounded and explores how we can return to groundedness when we feel off-kilter.  If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
06/06/22·5m 29s

How To Have Self-Compassion

When we begin to talk to ourselves in a more loving way, we may realize that we can know ourselves more intimately than anyone else, and provide ourselves with the soothing presence we need. If you’d like to find words to identify your feelings or have a tool to communicate with others, peruse The Center for Nonviolent Communication Needs Words List here.If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
03/06/22·4m 34s

The Power of Habit

Becoming aware of your habits helps you to identify, with curiosity, what emotions are at play and what triggers are compelling you to act in a certain way. If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
02/06/22·4m 23s

Sympathetic Joy

Feeling joy for others can be challenging. If we’re unsatisfied in certain areas of our lives, we may feel resentment or jealousy bubble up when we see others feeling happy. And that’s okay. In those moments, we can bring compassion to how we feel and send loving-kindness to that part of us that wishes to be joyful and at ease too. If you’d like to connect with Sam, follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
01/06/22·4m 49s

Reconnecting with Ourselves

We often see the pings of the day, the things we or others have said or that didn’t resonate with our values. With meditation, we can reconnect with our emotions, ask ourselves questions without pressure, and just see what feelings emerge. If you’d like to share how mindfulness has impacted your life, you can reach out to Sam on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
31/05/22·3m 39s

Delayed Gratification

In many ways, mindfulness meditation inspires discipline and restraint. It helps us to be less reactive and impulsive and more thoughtful, slowing down to consider the potential impact of our impulses on others. If you’d like to share how mindfulness has impacted your life, you can reach out to Sam on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
30/05/22·5m 22s

Headspace x Dr. Maya Shankar: Don’t Change A Thing

Cognitive Scientist Dr. Maya Shankar is guest-hosting all week! We’re often so hard on ourselves for what we view as our “negative qualities.” Today, Dr. Shankar explores how to see the silver linings in our faults and learn to embrace those aspects. If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
27/05/22·3m 50s

Headspace x Dr. Maya Shankar: Change for the Better

Cognitive Scientist Dr. Maya Shankar is guest-hosting all week! Today, Dr. Shankar is shedding light on the science of human behavior and habits. She’ll explore how to make it easier to build new habits so you can achieve your long-term goals.If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here.  Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
26/05/22·4m 12s

Headspace x Dr. Maya Shankar: Create New Opportunities

Cognitive Scientist Dr. Maya Shankar is guest-hosting all week! Today, she discusses how we can forge a new (and maybe even better) path when obstacles get in our way. Dr. Shankar also shares her personal story of how she found a new passion after a sudden injury ended her career as a violinist, and how she later went on to become a senior advisor in the Obama White House. If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
25/05/22·5m 26s

Headspace x Dr. Maya Shankar: You Are A Work in Progress

Cognitive Scientist Dr. Maya Shankar is guest-hosting all week! Today is all about the impact that big changes can have on our self-identity. We’ll explore why we’re so attached to the labels we give ourselves and that other people give us. And how seeing our identities as more malleable can help us weather the storms that life inevitably sends our way. If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
24/05/22·4m 37s

Headspace x Dr. Maya Shankar: Control is an Illusion

Cognitive Scientist Dr. Maya Shankar is guest-hosting all week! Dr. Shankar hosts “A Slight Change of Plans,” a podcast all about who we are and who we become in the face of a big change. Over the next several episodes, she’ll talk about how to work with change, instead of against it. Today is all about the illusion of control. When life gets in the way of our best laid plans, we don’t have to see it as a defeat. Instead, we can tap into our resilience and pivot gracefully. If you'd like to hear some great stories about personal change and the science of human behavior, check out Dr. Maya Shankar’s podcast “A Slight Change of Plans” here. Try the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
23/05/22·5m 19s

The Power of Our Senses

Sam explains how sensory awareness can affect our perception. For example, a cup of hot tea can evoke feelings of warmth and kindness, and help us feel more at ease. If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
20/05/22·4m 16s

Focus on the Good Stuff

Studies show that greeting our shortcomings with self-compassion has proven to be more effective than being critical. When we speak to ourselves as a supportive friend, we greet our mistakes with a deep sense of safety and acceptance, feeling empowered to learn and grow instead of giving up.If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
19/05/22·3m 57s

Words Matter

It’s hard sometimes to relate to each other, especially when there’s a big age and experience gap. But finding words to express how we feel can open the doors to understanding ourselves and the people around us.If you’d like to find words to identify your feelings or have a tool to communicate with others, peruse The Center for Nonviolent Communication Needs Words List here.And if you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
18/05/22·3m 56s

The Joy of Music

Sam talks about how her relationship to music has changed over the years, and how mindfulness can help us step back from the emotional reactivity that music can spark. This means we can still enjoy our favorite songs without overwhelming feelings of longing or nostalgia.If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
17/05/22·4m 25s

Finding Pleasure in Simple Things

It’s important to recognize the little things in life that bring us joy as it gives us the vital energy we need to do good in the world. We can find pleasure when we see a beautiful flower, drink a cup of tea, or practice a short mindfulness meditation.If you’d like to share how mindfulness has impacted your life, you can reach out to Sam on Instagram at @anchored_samTry the Headspace app free for 30 days here!
16/05/22·4m 1s

Predicting the Future

Uncertainty can make us uncomfortable, so we often try to predict the future. But there can be beauty and even relief when we don’t know what’s going to happen. If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_sam
13/05/22·3m 30s

Empathy vs. Compassion

Empathy and compassion are words that are closely linked, but often misunderstood. Sam breaks down these terms today, and shares some insight on how to draw boundaries while extending empathy and compassion to others.If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_sam
12/05/22·4m 4s

Rock-A-Bye Feelings

Rocking your body rhythmically and syncing the movement to your breath activates the parasympathetic nervous system, putting us into “rest and digest” mode. If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_sam
11/05/22·4m 8s

Growth Mindset

When you approach life with a growth mindset, you believe that your abilities can improve with practice. You see failure as a chance to learn and pivot. So how can we develop a growth mindset?For more information on the "four questions about a thought" mentioned in the episode, please refer to the book "Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life" by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell, and the website www.thework.com.If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_sam
10/05/22·4m 14s

The Wisdom of Cynicism

If we think about cynicism’s true meaning, or what may be better captured by the term “skepticism” today, we realize that it encourages us to look deeply at our world, what we have accepted as the norm, and what needs to be changed and reimagined.If you’d like to connect with Sam, you can follow her on Instagram at @anchored_sam
09/05/22·3m 38s

Life is Practice, Practice is Life

Everything is interconnected and our lives are an opportunity to practice the skills and qualities that we learn in meditation. Join Eve’s weekly live meditation on Instagram @meditatewitheve 
06/05/22·4m 57s

I Don’t Want it to End!

When we experience something that we enjoy, we want to hold onto it tightly and this can actually take us away from experiencing the joy of it. When we learn to let go of thoughts or feelings about things ending, we can be more present with the experience as it is.
05/05/22·4m 22s

Carrying Resentment

Letting go of resentment is a journey. By learning to accept the pain we feel, we can begin to cultivate friendship towards ourselves and start to let go of the tight grip that resentment can have over us.
04/05/22·4m 29s

Finding Joy

When we see suffering, our natural response is to want to do something about it. If we can apply that same logic to share in the joy of others, we can dramatically increase our ability to feel a sense of happiness.
03/05/22·4m 32s

Dealing with Climate Anxiety

When we practice mindfulness, we are cultivating more perspective. This extends outwards into our environment and can help us make more informed choices about the planet. Read Headspace’s article on climate anxiety here. 
02/05/22·4m 35s

Peptoc x Headspace: Creativity and The Beginner’s Mind

Artist and art teacher Jessica Martin is back as our guest host today. She’s here to share some thoughts on why we should approach creativity with a beginner’s mind, and by doing so, how we can avoid feelings of self-doubt.Jessica is the co-creator of Peptoc, which has a hotline where kids give life advice to callers. Call the Peptoc hotline at 707-8PEPTOC or 707-873-7862. Donate here to keep the Peptoc program going. 
29/04/22·4m 59s

Peptoc x Headspace: Art and Self-Discovery

Artist and art teacher Asherah Weiss is back with some thoughts on how creativity can help us let go, and give ourselves space to try something we’ve never tried before. Asherah is the co-creator of Peptoc, which has a hotline where kids give life advice to callers. Call the Peptoc hotline at 707-8PEPTOC or 707-873-7862. Donate here to keep the Peptoc program going. 
28/04/22·4m 19s

Peptoc x Headspace: Art and Resilience

Artist Jessica Martin is back today to share her personal stories of loss. Jessica talks about how she processed her grief through art and why creativity is such a powerful tool for resilience. Jessica is the co-creator of Peptoc, which has a hotline where kids give life advice to callers. Call the Peptoc hotline at 707-8PEPTOC or 707-873-7862. Donate here to keep the Peptoc program going. 
27/04/22·4m 21s

Peptoc x Headspace: Add Some Creativity to Your Self-Care

Artist and art teacher Asherah Weiss talks about the small things we can do to put some creativity in our self-care, and how that can change the way we rest and recharge. Asherah is the co-creator of Peptoc, which has a hotline where kids give life advice to callers. Call the Peptoc hotline at 707-8PEPTOC or 707-873-7862. Donate here to keep the Peptoc program going. 
26/04/22·4m 59s

Peptoc x Headspace: Kids Give the BEST Pep Talks

This week, Radio Headspace is all about the power of art and creativity. In that spirit, we’ve invited artists and art teachers Jessica Martin and Asherah Weiss to be our special guest hosts all week! Jessica and Asherah created “Peptoc,” an art project all about getting pep talks from students at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, California. It even has a “Peptoc” hotline, where people can call if they want to hear words of encouragement from kids. There have been more than 5 million calls to the hotline and today, Jessica and Asherah talk about how the project went viral, the power of a child’s voice and the importance of art in tough times.Call the Peptoc hotline at 707-8PEPTOC or 707-873-7862Donate here to keep the Peptoc program going. 
25/04/22·5m 26s

You Are Exactly Where You Are Supposed To Be

There really are so many moments in life that can go differently from what we expect. When we feel stuck in a difficult situation, mindfulness can help us cope with the way we react to the hardships in our lives.If you feel like talking to someone would help, consider reaching out or talking to a healthcare professional. If you are in a relationship that you feel you can’t get out of, a resource to also consider is thehotline.org. 
22/04/22·4m 39s

We Don’t Know Everyone’s Story

When the people around us seem difficult — especially those we don’t know — it can be easy to make judgments about them. But there is so much more than meets the eye. Remembering that we don’t know everyone’s story frees us from assumptions, and opens the door to accepting others as they are.If you feel like you are struggling, many people benefit from and find it healing to accept counseling or other formal support. If you think such support might be helpful for you, please reach out to a healthcare professional. There is no shame in seeking help. And of course, look to friends and family where you can, knowing there might be many others around you who are also struggling. 
21/04/22·4m 23s

Not Knowing

Not knowing can feel deeply uncomfortable. But it can also open us up to new possibilities and discoveries. Thinking we know all the answers can really limit our perspectives. 
20/04/22·3m 55s

Don’t Cry Over Spilt … Chicken Soup

Ever heard of the saying “don’t cry over spilt milk?” Well today, Eve talks about how spilt chicken soup in her handbag could have derailed an important day, and how mindfulness helped her with a positive outlook.
19/04/22·4m 25s

Our Thoughts Are Not the Truth

Our thoughts are not always the truth, and sometimes, we can even distort what’s really happening. And if we are anxious about a situation, it can be easy to catastrophize.  Meditation can help us to approach our thoughts in a more skillful way.
18/04/22·4m 22s

We Don’t Know Our True Limits

How many times have you been in a situation where you had to try something new and thought, “I can’t do that”? The truth is, we don't actually know what we’re capable of until we are sometimes forced to try it out. 
15/04/22·3m 55s

Great Expectations

The dialogue we have internally with ourselves can be the opposite of what happens in reality. And if our experience does not match our expectations, it can create a lot of shame, resentment, and anger. Sometimes having a communication strategy can be helpful to make expectations clear, and as a result, may bring us closer to our loved ones.
14/04/22·4m 0s

The Whole World in Your Bowl

Practicing mindfulness while we cook and eat can bring the act of feeding ourselves a new sense of joy. Mindful cooking and eating is a true exploration of the senses, and an invitation to get curious about our lived experiences.
13/04/22·3m 56s

Slow Down, Life is Happening

When we’re busy, slowing down can seem like an impossible task. But mindfulness may help us connect to the present moment, so life doesn’t feel like a blur.
12/04/22·3m 41s

Cultivating Compassion in Times of Suffering

We’re living in times that feel extraordinarily heavy. It might feel strange to focus on ourselves, especially if we feel that we are not suffering in the same way as others. But truly the only way we can show compassion to others is if we first understand our own pain and suffering.
11/04/22·3m 44s

Learning How to Rest and Relax

Modern life and stressors can keep us from resting when we need to. We can learn to work with the stressors in our lives so relaxation comes more easily when we need to tap into it.
08/04/22·3m 54s

I See You, Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life. If we turn towards our anxiety and give it space to be there, we can see the root of where those feelings come from. This can give us clarity and perspective about our anxiety and help it to soften.
07/04/22·3m 41s

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Our mind has a tendency to whisk us back to the past or catapult us into the future. Today, Eve explains how mindfulness can bring us back to the present moment and help us flourish. 
06/04/22·4m 30s

I’m Not Looking for Advice

Communication can be loaded with our own agendas, and often it happens unconsciously. The next time someone needs to talk, see what happens when you actively engage the body and mind in open and kind listening, with no agenda.
05/04/22·3m 45s

Going Gently

The past two years have taken a huge toll on our mental and physical health. Practicing mindfulness makes us more aware of what we need as individuals. It also helps us to see that we all struggle, and are part of a shared human experience.
04/04/22·3m 57s

Stay Open

Mindfulness can help us suspend judgment and trust that things will unfold in their own way. When we live in the present moment, we can let go and accept things as they are.
01/04/22·3m 32s

Seeds of Awakening

How can we find meaning in moments when we don’t agree with someone? When we can learn to engage with our resistance, we’re also learning to find ways to communicate with compassion and skill. 
31/03/22·3m 41s

The Journey to Letting Go

Letting go is a term that’s often used in mindfulness, but putting it into practice takes time. To let go means to be in the here and now, relinquishing any control of what happens next. So what are we holding on to when we’re afraid of letting go? 
30/03/22·3m 42s

Rebuilding Trust

So much in life is uncertain, and that becomes especially clear when our trust is broken by others. But we can use mindfulness to regain faith and trust in the world around us.
29/03/22·4m 5s

The Art of Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is something that’s often talked about. But forcing ourselves to be grateful can lead us to feel the complete opposite way. Today, Dora guides us through a mindfulness practice that can help us get in touch with feelings of gratitude, without the pressure.  
28/03/22·3m 57s

John Legend: Do What You Love

Today, John talks about how he went from working in business to being a musician, why doing what he loves has made his life better, and offers some ideas for how you can gently move your life in a more positive direction. 
25/03/22·5m 12s

John Legend: Keep the Fire Going

Today, John Legend sheds light on how he keeps his marriage going strong, and the importance of recognizing and making time for what really matters in life. 
24/03/22·4m 4s

John Legend: Self Care…The Legend Way

Today, John Legend tells us how he organizes his busy life, and the routines he has in place to make sure he “shows up” for work and his family. 
23/03/22·5m 18s

John Legend: Don’t Give Up on Love

Today, John Legend talks about how music helped him deal with difficult moments in his life, how he stayed hopeful, and the importance of keeping our hearts open to love. 
22/03/22·3m 59s

John Legend: Falling in Love with a Passion

Husband, father, and Grammy Award winning musician John Legend is here all week with insights about discovering, cultivating, and doing what you love. Today, John talks about uncovering what brings you joy in life. 
21/03/22·5m 3s

Cultivating Contentment

Contentment invites us to see things how they are, and be with them as they are. Instead of ignoring how we feel or trying to hold on to a particular feeling, contentment is the awareness and acceptance of life as it is.
18/03/22·3m 26s

The Art of Listening

When we listen to someone, we often hope they say the right thing or think about our response. By practicing deep listening, we can hear important details from others, and ourselves, that often go unnoticed. 
17/03/22·3m 15s

Just like me

When we’re in conflict with someone, it’s easy for our emotions to take over and create a divide: Us vs. Them. But the more we hold on to that conflict, the stronger it grows and weighs us down. By remembering, “this person is like me,” we can begin to let go of negative feelings.
16/03/22·3m 51s

Growing Gratitude for Our Bodies

When we let go of some of the narratives we’ve created about our bodies, we make space for their magnificence, perfection, and brilliance. If you’re up for it, join Dora in a quick body scan meditation to practice gratitude for your body.
15/03/22·3m 39s

Moments of Awe

Whether we’re in nature, viewing beautiful artwork, or hearing our favorite song, we can use mindfulness to fully recognize “awe” and awaken a deeper sense of connection, curiosity, and compassion within ourselves. You can find “The Body: A guide for occupants” by Bill Bryson here.
14/03/22·3m 40s

The Wisdom of Our Bodies

Our bodies do so much for us. With mindfulness, we gain awareness of the body and can better connect to how we feel and experience life.
11/03/22·3m 20s

Loneliness vs. Rejection

As humans, we’re wired for connection, so rejection can really sting. When rejections happen, we can use mindfulness to remember that we are not alone.
10/03/22·3m 10s

Brick by Brick

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you think about a huge task that’s been put in front of you. But if you focus on the small things to get a big result, the road ahead looks much less daunting.You can find Will Smith’s memoir, “Will,” here. 
09/03/22·3m 21s

Negativity Bias

Psychologists have found that negative events or happenings have a greater impact on us than positive ones do. But it’s possible to change that by repeatedly looking out for the goodness in life.
08/03/22·3m 30s

Best ‘Me’

We may not be able to change our external circumstances like the pandemic or a monotonous schedule, but we can change how we choose to face challenging situations.You can find “The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved” by Matthew Kelly here..
07/03/22·3m 37s

The Wisdom of Anger

Anger can be a messenger, revealing our intrinsic desires to be heard, seen, and understood. We can use meditation and mindfulness to allow anger to move through us, instead of being stuck in it.
04/03/22·3m 35s

The Wisdom of Fear

Fear is an evolutionary process, designed to keep us safe. However, what we’ve learned to fear in modern times has changed immensely. We can look to mindfulness to help us work with our fear, instead of being shaken by its presence.
03/03/22·3m 12s

The Wisdom of Sadness

When we’re able to approach sadness with a sense of mindfulness and compassion, we can break free from its grips and learn to be in harmony with it, as if it’s a life-long friend.* *Please note: The story shared in this episode discusses child loss, so for those sensitive to this topic, please listen at your own discretion. If you are looking for support after experiencing child loss, here are some resources.
02/03/22·3m 48s

The Wisdom of Insecurity

If we can remember how precious we are, and how precious each and every moment is, our sense of inadequacy begins to dissolve.
01/03/22·3m 34s

The Wisdom of Challenging Emotions

Sometimes we need to take a step back from difficult emotions like sadness, anger, and fear, and look at them from a different perspective. By doing that, we can witness them without becoming attached to their stories. 
28/02/22·3m 51s

A Digital Sabbath

On the last day of “The Phone Breakup Challenge” with Catherine Price, take a look back at the week and think about what worked when you took time away from your phone, and see if you can spend 24 hours without it.Learn more about Catherine’s work at screenlifebalance.com
25/02/22·4m 26s

Better Relationships, Better Sleep

On Day 4 of “The Phone Breakup Challenge,” Catherine talks about making some simple changes that will help you protect and improve two of the most important things in life: your relationships and your sleep. Learn more about Catherine’s work at screenlifebalance.com
24/02/22·3m 15s

Put Your Phone to Work

On Day 3 of “The Phone Breakup Challenge,” Catherine asks you to consider making your phone as boring as possible. So it can still work for you, but not overly consume valuable time. Learn more about Catherine’s work at screenlifebalance.com
23/02/22·3m 13s

What’s Really Behind Your Phone Cravings?

On Day 2 of “The Phone Breakup Challenge,” Catherine offers strategies to help us better understand the emotional and situational triggers behind the “need” to use our phones, and how to come up with alternatives. Learn more about Catherine’s work at screenlifebalance.com
22/02/22·3m 21s

The Extra Hour in Your Day (The Phone Breakup Challenge)

This week on Radio Headspace, we welcome back special guest host Catherine Price. Catherine is an award-winning science journalist and author of “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life.” She’s here to guide you through a week-long opportunity to achieve better screen-life balance and start getting back to what really matters to you. Learn more about Catherine’s work at screenlifebalance.com
21/02/22·3m 59s

Radio Headspace Rewind: You Were Born With A Destiny

Is there a part of you that you’ve been previously shamed for? Your name, your heritage, and personal expression are something to be proud of, instead of something to run away from. Embracing these things can help lead us to our destinies in life.
18/02/22·4m 19s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Past, Present, Future You

The only constant in life is change. And some of us embrace it more than others — especially when we think about how we as people are changing all the time. Today, dig up some old photos, and appreciate the you that you used to be! 
17/02/22·4m 21s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Your Reticular Activating System

All of the sensory information we receive every single day is filtered by one part of the brain: the reticular activating system, or RAS. We can encourage the RAS, and make new connections in our brain, by being more intentional with our focus. Today, focus on the good things to forge more positive connections.
16/02/22·4m 28s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Don’t Forget To Breathe

How is your breathing? Very often, when we get stressed or overwhelmed, we can lose track of our breath. Our breath is what guides us. Focus on it to check in with yourself, and to return to the present moment. Each breath holds a sense of possibility.
15/02/22·4m 5s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Stay Strong

When you express a negative emotion, how often are you told to “be positive” or “stay strong”? Today, we want to reframe how you think about strength. To be human is to experience the full range of the human experiences, so the next time you think to choose stoic strength over tears, consider allowing yourself to feel what comes natural to you.
14/02/22·4m 43s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Uncovering You

What new thing have you always wanted to try? In today's podcast we challenge you to be curious and explore to uncover new talents and abilities.
11/02/22·4m 20s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Not So Different

As human beings, we are all connected to one another in our feelings, through nature, and so much more. Today, we are reminded how we are not alone and also not so different from one another.The book where trees talk to each other underground is called Underland by Robert Macfarlane
10/02/22·3m 39s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Power of Music

There are so many different ways in which music can move us. In today’s podcast, we learn how relaxing with music is fundamentally different from relaxing into meditation. 
09/02/22·4m 18s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Letting Go of Identities

 We are continually modifying behaviors based on the signals we are getting from outside influences. Through meditation, we are able to let go of the manufactured identities we build for ourselves and the identities that others place on us. Learn to reset the mind and let go of these unhealthy tendencies. 
08/02/22·3m 54s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Value of Repetition

Repetition is valuable in meditation. By repeating the same actions, we are able to train the mind and find comfort in the practice. Inversely, each moment and each breath is also different from the last, making each practice a new experience.Practice with Headspace.
07/02/22·4m 2s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Different Approaches to the Training Mind

Going into the weekend, we are challenged to bring more happiness and joy into our practices. 
04/02/22·4m 23s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Interconnectedness of Life

Learn how to connect with the world to transform the ways in which we feel, think, act, and speak. 
03/02/22·4m 55s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Philosophy of the Approach

In today’s podcast, we learn about a skillful approach rooted in love, patience, and acceptance. 
02/02/22·6m 20s

Radio Headspace Rewind: It Is A Paradox

Today, we learn about this paradox and how to become comfortable with its relevance in our lives. 
01/02/22·4m 12s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Facing Challenges

In today’s podcast, we discuss why we avoid challenges and how facing them can be beneficial in our lives.
31/01/22·3m 27s

Reacting vs Responding

We are only humans, and humans experience strong emotions. No matter how long you’ve been practicing meditation, you will always experience strong feelings. Meditation simply helps us process these emotions and shift to a mindful space where we can better respond. 
28/01/22·4m 17s

Noticing the Signs

When figuring out your life’s purpose, two concepts come to mind: patience and observation. By having patience, you’re allowing things to develop in their own time and learning to enjoy the journey. By observing life, you’re opening yourself to the present moment and noticing the signs that will guide you to your purpose. And what helps with patience and observation? Meditation.
27/01/22·3m 51s

Mental Health and Racism

Racist encounters, directly or indirectly, can cause strong emotions and trauma. Daily meditation can help lessen the intensity of these feelings and help build stress resilience, but if you’re just beginning your meditation journey, you may need more support. Pay attention to your body if you’re holding onto racial trauma, and seek out a therapist or counselor if you need to.
26/01/22·4m 56s

The Pleasant Events Calendar

In life, we encounter certain people, places, or things that bring us joy. Maybe it’s a person who raises your mood with their positive energy, or a daily activity that makes you feel good. We encourage you to intentionally give attention to all the pleasant things around you and reflect on how they make you feel. Try it out! You’ll start to notice all the positive things in your life.
25/01/22·4m 57s

Authentic Relationships

Sometimes making friends can be easy, and sometimes it’s hard. Desiring connection and deep interpersonal relationships makes us human, but remember to avoid compromising our authentic self for someone else. Forcing relationships rarely work, so take time to learn when potential connections can be made and cultivate them. 
24/01/22·4m 45s

Mindfulness and Grief

There’s been a tremendous amount of loss during the pandemic. Loss of loved ones and the way we live our lives. It’s okay to feel what you’re feeling. The pandemic has taken a toll on us all, so remember to be gentle with yourself. 
21/01/22·4m 13s

Wellness in the Workplace

Not all workplaces are the same. Some work environments can be toxic, leading workers to feel pressure or anxiety. A way to counter an unhealthy workplace is by promoting wellness at your job. We all have to work, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could do so in a happy and healthy environment?
20/01/22·4m 30s

A Dichotomous Situation

We’d like to believe that things are always either black or white, but that’s simply not the case with emotions. Having conflicting emotions all at once can be confusing, but it’s perfectly okay to sit with our different emotions and find ourselves within that gray space. 
19/01/22·4m 47s

It Takes Time

It’s common to feel like you aren’t making visible progress in your meditation practice. We often like to see results right away, but meditation is actually something you grow with over time. When you hit this learning plateau, take time to reflect on why you started meditating in the first place and what progress looks to you.
18/01/22·3m 56s

Meditation is a Practice

We can’t avoid hard times. In moments of stress, you can always lean on your meditation practice and use intention-setting to guide your decisions on how to respond to challenging situations. Hardships are inevitable, but we can equip ourselves with the awareness to find solutions in the present moment. 
17/01/22·4m 34s

Everyone is Different

Everyone deals with issues differently and in their own way. A particular solution might work for one person, but it might not be appropriate for another. And that’s totally okay. Mindfulness encourages us to notice what is happening in the present moment and adapt to our needs. Try to reflect on what works for you and what doesn’t.
14/01/22·4m 1s

Leading by Example

We can sometimes underestimate our influence on the people around us — positive and negative. As you begin your meditation journey, think about how your mindfulness practice will affect your nearest and dearest. You might notice a shift in your personal relationships. 
13/01/22·4m 53s

The Healing Power of Laughter

There are moments in life that require serious attention. But sometimes we get so caught up in this attitude that we forget to enjoy the present. Try not to take life so seriously and learn how to make space for laughter. You might be surprised at how good it can feel to smile.
12/01/22·5m 42s

New Beginnings

Practicing a “beginner’s mind” asks us to drop expectations and other assumptions we formed through past experiences. Essentially, approach every moment as if we’re experiencing it for the very first time. Try it out and apply a “beginner’s mind” to every area of your life. 
11/01/22·4m 14s

Lost in Thought

Holding on to negative or even positive experiences can often lead us to feel stuck. When ruminating on these thoughts or experiences, we’re closing ourselves off from the present moment. In situations like these, it’s best to practice mindfulness and gently let go of the thoughts we’re holding onto and bring ourselves back to the present moment. 
10/01/22·5m 8s

Non-Striving Attitude

When fixated on the end goal, we often lose sight of the present moment. We can easily get wrapped up in our ambitions, which can cause stress, anxiety, and depression in our lives. How about we appreciate the present and the journey we’re on? As we wrap up this week, remember that all of the concepts we learned so far are interrelated: non-judging, patience, acceptance, trust, and non-striving.
07/01/22·4m 10s

Trust Yourself

Learn to listen and trust your inner voice. It’s easy to fall into a space of judgment when deciding if you should follow your intuition or not. Fears of making mistakes arise, but remember that mistakes are just lessons learned. It takes time to learn to trust yourself, and you can cultivate this trust through meditation. 
06/01/22·4m 59s

Accept Where You Are

When deciding to make a change in your life, it’s best to first accept where you're at in the present moment. You don't have to like where you are, but there's a difference between not liking something and harshly judging something. Learning this distinction is crucial when trying to make meaningful changes in your life.
05/01/22·3m 40s

Patience Takes Practice

In today’s world, we expect everything in an instant, including accomplishing our New Year’s resolutions. We’re so used to immediate gratification that practicing patience can feel uneasy. Don’t be afraid to let things unfold in their own time. 
04/01/22·3m 58s

New Year, New Me

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions is tough. Oftentimes we set unrealistic expectations and then judge ourselves for not meeting them. But what if we used mindfulness to help us accomplish our goals? For the next eight days, Kessonga will focus on one of eight concepts of mindfulness and discuss how incorporating these practices can help us successfully execute our goals. 
03/01/22·5m 7s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Express Your Creativity

The freedom to express and be creative is often challenged by the restrictions we place on ourselves. It is important to nurture our childlike ability to  freely express our creativity. 
30/12/21·4m 0s

Radio Headspace Rewind: I Hope You Remember Me

Everyone has a legacy. It may not be one that impacts the masses, but you are impacting someone, whether you realize it or not. How will you be remembered? How do you show up in the world? 
29/12/21·5m 28s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Taking It All In

Experiences, sights, sounds, and emotions are all things our brain consciously and unconsciously processes. The more information we consume, the more energy we use. 
28/12/21·4m 53s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Anticipation of Expectations

We move through life making choices with anticipation for an expected result. Sometimes, this can lead to disappointment that stops us from living in the moment and letting life just be what it is. Learn to feel comfortable with letting go of your anticipations. 
27/12/21·5m 8s

Radio Headspace Rewind: In Defense of Effort

There may be someone who is capable of making something you love look effortless. And when we’re beginning to learn something new, we can get discouraged by the amount of effort we have to put in. This is common in learning. Don’t judge your progress by someone else’s mastery.
24/12/21·5m 7s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Pics or It Didn’t Happen?

Think of the last event you went to. Now recall if everyone had their phones out. How much of our experiences are actually being experienced in the moment, and how often are we trying to capture moments to share at some future date? It’s the tension of all great photography — moments can only be captured when we are fully present, but by capturing them we disrupt the present. 
23/12/21·4m 1s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Weaponization Of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental state, but when we have an intellectual understanding of mindfulness, but not the experiential knowledge, we can use it to judge others. Today, focus on your experiences to empathize and be a source of compassion, not judgment. 
22/12/21·4m 2s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Take It Offline

What happens when you want to go off the Headspace app and be more spiritual in the world? This was a new one for us. But the essence of the mind is the same in all scenarios, spiritual or not. The goal is to be present. That’s it. 
21/12/21·5m 1s

Radio Headspace Rewind: _____ Is My Meditation

Entering a flow state through physical activity is meditative and focusing on our physical well-being is essential for living a long and happy life, but these things cannot replace the quality of mind cultivated by formal meditation training. 
21/12/21·4m 13s

Radio Headspace Rewind: You vs. You

If you were to line a bunch of babies up, you’d notice that there’s a difference in their nature. We’re born with these qualities. But our personalities develop over time, with our experiences. Don’t get so caught up in these surface-level traits that you don’t notice who you really are. 
20/12/21·4m 50s

Plan for Fun!

Part 5 of “The Funtervention”. Today is the last day of our amazing “Funtervention” with Catherine Price. Look, adulting is hard. We have bills, work, kids, relationships, and somewhere in all of that we’re supposed to look after ourselves! Well we need to put it on the calendar! That’s right, we need to schedule fun and we need to do it now. You can learn more about Catherine’s work at HowtoHaveFun.com.
17/12/21·4m 5s

Playfulness, Connection, and Flow.

Part 4 of “The Funtervention”. Today Catherine discusses the surprising effects fun can have on your health. Fun reduces stress, and spoiler alert, stress is pretty bad for you. But by focusing on three key things, you can reduce stress, increase your health, and learn to feel joy again. You can learn more about Catherine’s work at HowtoHaveFun.com.
16/12/21·6m 26s

True Fun (The Good Stuff)

Part 3 of “The Funtervention”. Today Catherine distinguishes “true fun” from “fake fun”. We learn how to identify both and why “true fun” makes our lives exhilarating. These are the things that bring a smile to our face and warmth to our heart. It’s the good stuff and Catherine wants you to have more of it. You can learn more about Catherine’s work at HowtoHaveFun.com.
15/12/21·4m 2s

Why Do We Stop Having Fun?

Part 2 of “The Funtervention”. Today Catherine discusses the motivation to write her book and why she thinks fun is necessary. She talks about the surprising results from her research, and the one activity that brought fun back into her life. You can learn more about Catherine’s work at HowtoHaveFun.com.
14/12/21·7m 36s

Bring Fun Back to Your Life (The Funtervention)

This week on Radio Headspace we have a very special guest host, Catherine Price. Catherine is an award winning science journalist and author of the new book The Power of Fun. Over the last few years Catherine has been researching and writing about our relationship to fun. She wants to know what it is, why we need it, and why it’s often elusive. Her conclusions were so fascinating we decided it would be perfect for our listeners. For the next 5 days, Catherine is staging a, “Funtervention”. Each day she’ll break down what she’s learned and share how we can all live a happier, healthier, and more enjoyable life. You can learn more about Catherine’s work at HowtoHaveFun.com
13/12/21·6m 34s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Smile. Laugh. Play.

Life can be really serious. And those serious issues demand serious attention. But for a lot of the everyday stuff, why not try to smile instead? Life is a lot more fun if you can laugh at it. This weekend try to play, and see what happens.
10/12/21·4m 42s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The End of a Feeling

We’re excellent at noticing when we start to feel angry, or sad, or happy, but when’s the last time you noticed when a mood ended or changed? Remember, emotion is temporary, and feeling is finite. The more often we notice the end of a feeling that challenges us, the easier we can find a place of peace and a calm mind. 
09/12/21·2m 50s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Light vs. Warmth

Mindfulness is good for many things, but we tend to look at it differently depending on where we’ve learned it. Western mindfulness centers around awareness and Eastern mindfulness is more about compassion. But like the sun, both emit light and warmth, we need both awareness and compassion to truly live mindfully.
08/12/21·3m 42s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Having Scary Thoughts

Sometimes, thoughts that really scare us can arise. And if there is the chance of immediate harm for you or someone around you, please seek medical attention as quickly as possible. But for other scary thoughts, we tend to push them down. We judge them and judge ourselves from having them. But we don’t have to. It’s our job to just witness the mind as it is. 
07/12/21·4m 37s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Don’t Scratch The itch

Itches have a way of taking over the body. It can be all we think about and we often scratch and scratch with little relief. This is common with physical discomfort. Whenever we notice a twinge, we immediately go to change it. But what if you sat with it for a moment instead? Explore sitting with discomfort and see what happens.
06/12/21·4m 18s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Pay Attention to the Breath

The entire planet is a living, breathing organism. It changes every day. The air we breathe could have been created thousands of miles away. And when we sit and notice the breath, we notice that each one is different, as is each moment. This weekend, pause and try to notice life as it unfolds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/21·4m 9s

Radio Headspace Rewind: What Do You Appreciate Most?

Take a moment and think about it. Who or what do you appreciate the most? It could be your family. Or friends. A moment of quiet. It might change daily, or even moment to moment. The answer doesn’t actually matter, just try to notice what comes up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/21·3m 39s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Turn Off Autopilot

When we’re rushing through the day, it’s easy to get caught up in our routines and in our own minds. But how much of life are we missing when we forget to look around? Try to approach today like it’s brand-new. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/21·3m 38s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Take Your Practice With You

We place a lot of value on our physical and mental health. You may even meditate or do yoga. But if you’re present and embracing loving kindness during your meditation or in a yoga class, but driving away screaming at someone in traffic, you’re not fully embracing the philosophies of those practices. Today, focus on aligning your attitude with your actions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·4m 28s

Radio Headspace Rewind: The Spectacular Now

Not too long ago, Andy helped Cookie Monster out while he was waiting for his latest batch of cookies to bake. And while you may not be a cookie monster, you may often find yourself waiting for something else to happen, which often means you’re missing out on what is actually happening right now. Remember, what’s happening right now is enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/21·4m 45s

A Life of Intention

Today Sam talks about our relationship to our senses. Noticing our senses one at a time can help us lead a more mindful and intentional life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/21·7m 22s

The Joy of Setting Boundaries

Today Sam breaks down the importance of setting boundaries, especially as we age. Things can change in our lives, and it’s crucial we define, and set boundaries even with our loved ones. And while it can be scary, it’s essential for a happy and healthy life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/21·5m 39s

Reparenting Yourself

Today Sam talks about her early life and the difficult process of reparenting. She digs into how building a better relationship with ourselves, turns into better relationships with those around us. Ultimately, we need to send love and kindness to ourselves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/21·6m 46s

The Different Types of Rest

We live in a society that values productivity and work above all else. But it’s time that we start accepting that without the proper rest our body needs, we can’t be at our best. Today Sam digs into the 7 different types of rest, and how to ensure you remain fresh for a busy lifestyle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/21·4m 58s

The Most Important Habit in Self Care

When we think of self care, a few things probably come to mind. For some it's mindfulness, for others its exercise, but there’s so much more. Today Sam talks about the importance of nuance and she reveals what she believes to be the most important habit in self care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/21·6m 47s

Urge Surfing

Although it may seem as though multitasking is the path to career and personal success, it can also create a cluttered and disorganized mind. Today, Sam talks about how Buddhist and Japanese minimalist philosophies can be applied to our daily practice. Additionally, she teaches us how to deal with urges that may prevent us from thinking clearly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/21·5m 16s

Undivided Attention

Sam talks about the joy of her Friday night family dinners and encourages us all to shower loved ones with attention. There doesn’t need to be a special occasion. Receiving attention from someone you love and respect can make you feel special, wanted, and increase your confidence. If you find it hard to set aside the time, Sam has some fun ideas and conversation starters to get you going.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/21·5m 0s

Earth. Water. Fire. Air.

Although it may seem like tranquility is impossible to find, it’s actually all around us. Today Sam talks us through finding serenity with the elements. From hot baths, to crackling fires, we don’t need much to feel a deep sense of calm.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/21·4m 2s

A Deeply Compassionate Inner Voice

Many of us have a robust inner dialogue. And sometimes, especially when things go wrong, it can be harsh. Our inner voice can be overly critical, hurt our self esteem, and down right mean. Today Sam talks about the difficult but rewarding process of transitioning from a critical to deeply compassionate inner voice. Doing this may feel difficult or even silly, but it can make a huge difference in our daily lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·5m 44s

Life is Mysterious, Don’t Take it Serious

Playing comes so naturally to children. Give them a ball or some sort of game and they can be entertained for hours. They get lost in the moment and truly enjoy what they’re doing. But for some reason as we age it’s easy to lose this sense of play. Today Sam talks about the power of reintroducing fun, play, and things you used to love back into your life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/21·3m 51s

Stay Open to Possibilities

Sam discusses the role self help books have played in her life and reveals the one that made the biggest difference. She also stresses the importance of bringing compassion to our journey of self improvement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/21·5m 26s

Mindfulness and Improv

Sam loves improv comedy. Every year she attends a huge show where some of the industry’s best talent perform. And she’s learned that improv is a medium full of mindful activities. Today we will learn about the intersection of comedy, improvisation, and mindfulness. We’ll also learn the importance of saying “Yes and…” to life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/21·4m 36s

Time is Relative

Today, Sam delves into her personal struggles with showing up late, tough conversations with your tardy friend, and how to appreciate everyone’s personal time. It’s all relative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/21·4m 30s

I'm happy for you!

When scrolling through social media it’s easy to feel a little jealous. The seemingly fabulous Instalives of our friends, or even complete strangers, can make us feel inadequate. But don’t worry! Today we will learn how to understand and deal with jealousy, while making sure we feel joy for others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·4m 38s

The Vortex

Many of us have a drive to perfect everything. From work to social engagements, and even our loved ones, we strive to constantly improve. And of course, improvement is good, but sometimes we need to think of the cost. In this vortex of self-improvement, we can lose sight of how beautiful we, and those around us, already are.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/21·5m 54s

Weekend Plans: Turn Off the TV?

Hear us out. We love TV. But too much consuming of things without creating anything in return may not be the best for your mental health. This weekend try to be off your screens at home for an hour. Take a few deep breaths when the urge to check social media comes up. You got this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/21·4m 49s

Tolerating Distress

If you've listened to Radio Headspace regularly then you know that there are a lot of things that are out of our control. Our ability to accept these things - or not - is what can cause stress or distress. How do you handle distress? If you're thinking you could do a better job, we have just the thing for you. It's a handy little acronym called STOP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/21·5m 54s

Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows!

There are many things in life we think we want, and often because we feel like they'll be good for us. But sometimes we get the things we thought we wanted only to realize that it wasn't that good for us after all. Today's episode is about that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/21·5m 7s

Anticipate Joy

Anticipating future events brings us a lot of joy - studies show that upcoming events can bring us joy for up to three months ahead of when they actually happen. These can be big things, like a concert or vacation, or small things, like your morning cup of coffee. Today, find something small you're looking forward to, and savor the joy in that moment when it arrives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·3m 55s

Connection Means Community

There are studies that show humans are feeling lonelier and more isolated than ever before. And while it may feel like it's a great thing to "respect each other's Headspace" and privacy, someone may be waiting for you to reach out to connect. If you're feeling lonely, or suspect someone you know may be, send them a message or give them a call today. It may make you both feel a little more connected, and a little less lonely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/21·4m 27s

Are We Nearly There Yet?

 Humans have a tendency to focus on the future. We tend to get so caught up in the future, concentrating on what we don’t have or what’s to come, that we don’t see what’s right in front of us. Is your idea of what should be happening getting in the way of what is actually happening? The next time you catch yourself asking, are we there yet, pull yourself back to the present and notice what is happening right now.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/21·4m 41s

Post-Meditation Feels

Raise your hand if you feel like your meditation or mindfulness practice feels totally separate from the rest of your life? You’re in good company. And the more you’re noticing those feelings of disconnection, the more you’re training that muscle. The more you practice, the more you’ll be able to connect. Try noticing today, and see how it feels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/21·3m 39s

Governed by Impermanence

On an intellectual level, most of us understand change and impermanence, but that doesn’t make it any easier to navigate in our lives. One of the best tools we have to navigate change is by being present. Today, when your mood or intended plans suddenly shift, practice presence and see if that doesn’t make it a bit easier to manage.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/21·5m 3s

Let Go of the Banana

If you’re struggling to let go of something, we recommend paying attention to what holding on actually feels like. Does it make your stomach hurt? Rising anxiety and racing thoughts? When we’re able to pay attention to how the body feels, we’re able to start distancing ourselves from our thoughts.To hear more from Jon Kabat-Zinn, you can get your own copy of Full Catastrophe Living Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·5m 3s

How Quickly Will Meditation Help Me?

We get asked all the time: how quickly will I feel the benefits of meditation? People want to feel different quickly, and get discouraged and may even give up if they aren’t seeing results right away because they have an expectation of what should happen. When we approach any new skill without expectation, we see the benefits sooner rather than later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·4m 19s

Go to More Dances

Happy Friday! Be honest, are you enjoying your Friday or are you already worrying about your weekend to-do list, or feeling anxious about next week? We often are so consumed about what’s coming up that we don’t actually enjoy the moments we’re already in! This weekend, try to stay focused on the present, have more fun, find more joy and stay in this weekend.Want to learn more about Eve or join one of her upcoming live meditations? You can follow her on Instagram at @MeditateWithEve.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/21·4m 36s

Small Acts Lead to Big Change

Many of us are taught to see the big picture. We tell folks to get out of the weeds, or to stop getting caught up in the details. But it is only by looking at things on a smaller scale that we can make change. Everything you do matters. What small act can you do that can make a big difference?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·4m 43s

A Surfing Analogy

When you look at the ocean, what do you see? Waves, endless water until it meets the horizon. Would you try to control the ocean? Doing so would be pointless. It’s too big! Yet trying to exert a sense of control is the tactic many of us try with our own lives. Today, Eve shares a surfing analogy that helps us better understand how to glide through life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/21·6m 12s

Cause and Effect

 Every action has a consequence. Intended or not - everything you do has a result, and a lot of your reactions and responses are habits. But even knowing that doesn’t necessarily help us change! Of course this is also true in the mind. The more we can sit with the mind, the more we can make a change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·4m 27s

Present in a Memory

n meditation, we talk about being in the present moment, because a lot of our struggles come from repetitive thought patterns. But that does not mean we can never allow ourselves to be with a memory. The difference is how we engage with it. Today, let yourself follow the memories, and notice what comes up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/21·5m 30s

There Is No Right Time

How often have you waited for the ‘right moment’ to make a change or start something new? It can be tempting to wait until the situation is just right, but here’s a spoiler: that will never happen. Life is a journey and every new experience is a journey, not a destination. This weekend, try something you’ve been putting off and see how it feels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/21·5m 13s

It’s The Little Things

The small things in life can be the big things, too. That goes for the things that bring us joy, nourish us, or delight us. But it can also apply for the things that annoy us, inconvenience us, or cause us pain. The next time you feel like the little things are getting the better of you, take time to pause and see if you can be fully present for every little moment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/21·3m 49s

The Courage To Ask For Help

Life’s lessons can come from everywhere, not just our teachers. Our teachers even need a little help getting inspired sometimes. Today, Eve shares a story that helped her out recently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/21·4m 29s

Every Day’s A School Day

In meditation, there’s a quality called “beginner’s mind,” which means dropping your expectations and preconceived ideas about something and approaching it with an open mind — a beginner’s mind. By keeping our minds open, we may be surprised and delighted by what’s in front of us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/21·3m 54s

Choose Kindness

Today we’re covering a very interesting question: Should you have compassion for those who take advantage of that kindness? It’s a very natural reaction to respond in kind when someone treats us poorly, but it’s unlikely to resolve a tense situation. Today, practice setting firm, but kind boundaries with anyone who may be rude to you — and remember, there is often more going on behind the scenes than you may realize.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/21·5m 6s

Correctly Made for the Task of Living

There is so much wellness advice out there, it can be hard to tell what’s a trend and what’s real. If a particular trend doesn’t work for you, we may assume there’s something wrong with us rather than the trend! Today, pay attention to what your body and mind are telling you. You already know what to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/21·4m 55s

What I Talk About When I Talk About Solitude

How much time do you spend alone? Solitude is required for most of life’s endeavors. We must practice, explore, train, write — whatever you’re pursuing — we must do the work alone. Today, find 5-10 minutes to just sit and breathe (maybe in meditation 😉), and see what comes up.You can get a copy of Haruki Murakami's book, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/21·4m 8s

Don’t Fear Criticism

Ouch! Criticism and rejection can really sting. But what if instead of getting hung up on how these messages are often delivered, we look into what’s actually being said. Perhaps there is some truth to the feedback you’re getting, and exploring that could be a key opportunity to grow.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/21·4m 17s

The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

In Japan, there’s a concept called ikigai (生き甲斐) which speaks to living a life filled with purpose. Very often, when Westerners talk about finding your purpose, we talk about work, but ikigai is more than that. It’s finding your place in the world. This weekend, spend some time reflecting on where your time is spent and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·3m 53s

Follow the Footsteps

Anytime we step into the unknown, it’s uncomfortable. But there are probably people who have walked a similar path before. Look to them for guidance. HiberNation is hosted by Mallika Rao and is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Binge the whole season now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/21·4m 21s

Best-Laid Plans

We all know what happens to best-laid plans. Disruption to routine and uncertainty is a fact of life. But one of the best ways to combat anxiety and frustration around disruptions is to practice gratitude for things that are going well. This weekend, take a moment to reflect on 3 things you’re grateful for. How did you feel before and after that exercise?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/21·5m 1s

The Dark Side of the Mind

Many people are uncomfortable with meditation, or time for quiet thought, because of the negative thoughts or feelings the mind can dredge up. But it’s only by allowing these thoughts to come up that we can practice letting them go. Remember, we are not our thoughts. And it’s only by allowing thoughts to come and go without judgment that we can truly find peace of mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/21·5m 39s

Me, Myself, and I

What would you tell your younger self about where you are now, or what you have achieved? You’ve probably come a long way! Even though we are constantly growing and changing, sometimes the storylines of our past and the ideas of who we think we are at odds with what is happening right now. Today, pay attention to where your sense of identity comes from. Is it from the life you’re living, right now? Or is it tied to ideas that are no longer true? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/21·5m 26s

Great Expectations

Many people who begin to meditate with Headspace expect they’ll instantly feel better and calmer. It’s natural to have expectations whenever we do anything, but holding on to these expectations can set us up for disappointment or frustration. Today, try to show up for whatever’s on your agenda without a sense of expectation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/21·5m 45s

From Reaction to Response

Stress isn’t inherently good or bad, it’s simply a natural response to something that feels threatening. During these moments of stress response, our bodies and nervous system can’t tell whether a lion is chasing you or your flight is delayed, all it knows is to react. But if we are able to create space in our bodies and minds, we can choose how we respond, not just react. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/21·6m 25s

Room For Not Knowing

Many of us feel like we have to know everything that’s going to happen, all of the time. But this feeling creates resistance in the mind. If we have to be so certain all the time, we lose space for curiosity, imagination, and even intimacy and connection with other people. This weekend, practice curiosity instead of certainty.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/21·4m 22s

Rough Drafts and Revisions

Every time we think we’ve arrived somewhere, life has a way of changing our destination. It’s a constant work in progress, even when it feels like a decision or mistake we made is final. When we embrace the idea that nothing is final, we give ourselves the grace to begin again, no matter what happened before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/21·5m 48s

Everything’s Been Done Before

Have you heard the saying “everything has been done before”? That may be true, but it hasn’t been done by you! The idea that nothing is original can come up when we’re scared of trying something new, but remember, as long as you bring your authentic self to the experience, it will feel totally unique.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/21·3m 23s

Each Step Counts

We love how the wellness community connects online, and how much it’s grown! But it’s easy to see everyone’s wellness breakthroughs and ‘healing highlights’ on social media, and think that’s all wellness should be. Breakthroughs are amazing, but every step you take every single day counts. Today, think about where you were a year ago and celebrate just how far you’ve come.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/21·2m 59s

Lead by Being

When you’re on your own path, it can cause some friction in your interpersonal relationships — especially if you’re on a new health and wellness journey that no one else in your family wants to come on with you. It can be tempting to try to push other people onto a healthier path, but the best way to convince people to follow is to be an example. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/21·3m 31s

The Dream You’re Already Living

Think back to your life a year ago. Chances are, you’re living in ways you may have only dreamed of. In the pursuit of our dreams, we often get caught up in the day-to-day struggle and forget how far we’ve come. Today, remember how far you’ve already come, and celebrate.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/21·5m 29s

Change is a Good Thing

We’ve all heard the axiom, the only constant is change. Many of us ‘fear’ change, because we’ve learned to associate change as a process to make up for what we lack, instead of changing with compassion and care. When we approach change with compassion, the process of changing becomes a dance instead of a weight looming overhead.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/21·4m 52s

No More Bad Days

Question for you: Did you really have a bad day, or did you have a bad moment that clouded everything else? If we’re not careful, that bad ‘day’ can creep into a bad week, or month, or year! Practice accepting things as they are — not how you wish they would be — and see if that doesn’t help you move on faster from bad moments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/21·3m 22s

Why You Should Stop Complaining

We’ve all heard that complaining isn’t good for your mood,  but it’s also unhealthy for the body. It can actually damage your brain! Today, when the urge to complain arises, we invite you to try to reframe your reaction into something healthier — like gratitude — instead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/21·4m 32s

Acting in Love

Love has many meanings and takes many forms. Many times the ways we act in love, it’s out of convenience. It can be transactional, or something we do out of obligation. But what would happen if we applied mindfulness to love, and attempt to act in love in a way that feels fully present in our mind and body? Try it today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/21·4m 4s

Set Boundaries For Yourself

In all interpersonal relationships, boundaries aren’t just common sense, they are healthy. Boundaries can be hard to set, but they’re a form of self-protection and self-care. Remember, they’re not there to keep others out, they’re there to keep you safer and happier.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/21·4m 8s

Paths to Personal Fulfillment

Very often, the dreams we have for ourselves are very different from the dreams that our loved ones may have for us. That can create tension in the relationship, but remember, these people often have the best intentions. Still, you must find your own path. What is best for you is up to you, and no one else.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/21·4m 52s

Everyone’s a Teacher

Guidance can come from anywhere — and very often from places we didn’t expect, or even want. But anyone can be a teacher if you are willing to listen to them. It’s often the people who we underestimate that can teach us the most — if we let them. Keep your mind open, and listen to what guidance is coming your way. Want Dora’s entire breakup collection? The entire collection is available now inside of the Headspace app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/21·3m 55s

Do You Really See Them?

When we talk about creating space in the mind in meditation, we are talking about allowing thoughts and feelings to breathe. This allows us perspective on a situation or pattern in our own lives. But when we do this for ourselves, we are also practicing doing this for other people. When we create space, we can see others for who they are. Not how we want them to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/21·4m 9s

Keep Your Friends Close, and Demons Closer …

There’s a thought in Eastern philosophy that a ‘demon’ isn’t a monster. It’s anything that hinders us from our liberation. These can be things that live within us. Today, instead of meeting your demons with judgment or attempts to repress, try to approach them with compassion and see how that makes you feel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/21·3m 59s

You Were Born With a Destiny

 Is there a part of you that you’ve been previously shamed for? Maybe it’s your name, your heritage, and personal expression are something to be proud of, instead of something to run away from. Embracing these things can help lead us to our destinies in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/21·4m 19s

Past, Present, Future You

The only constant in life is change. And some of us embrace it more than others — especially when we think about how we as people are changing all the time. Today, dig up some old photos, and appreciate the you that you used to be!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/21·4m 21s

Your Reticular Activating System

All of the sensory information we receive every single day is filtered by one part of the brain: the reticular activating system, or RAS. We can encourage the RAS, and make new connections in our brain, by being more intentional with our focus. Today, focus on the good things to forge more positive connections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/21·4m 28s

Don’t Forget to Breathe

How is your breathing? Very often, when we get stressed or overwhelmed, we can lose track of our breath. Our breath is what guides us. Focus on it to check in with yourself, and to return to the present moment. Each breath holds a sense of possibility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/21·4m 5s

Stay Strong

When you express a negative emotion, how often are you told to “be positive” or “stay strong”? Today, we want to reframe how you think about strength. To be human is to experience the full range of the human experiences, so the next time you think to choose stoic strength over tears, consider allowing yourself to feel what comes natural to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/21·4m 43s

Welcome to Sunday

From Headspace Studios, we wish you a warm welcome to Sunday afternoons and to that creeping feeling of anxiety that seems to pop up around that time. You know the feeling... they're called the Sunday Scaries. Too cute a name for such a big feeling! But Headspace meditation teacher Dora Kamau is here to help you take it on, take back your Sundays, and enjoy your afternoons again. All new episodes of Sunday Scaries will be available exclusively on Spotify. Follow the show for new episodes, each Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/21·5m 53s

Work Hard, Rest Harder

Most of us grew up with the mantra “work hard, play hard.” You can take extended periods of rest, like a vacation — but only if you work first! This weekend, take a mini-vacation or staycation. Prioritize rest, and we’ll see you back here on Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/21·5m 29s

Listen to Your Body

There is a lot of wellness advice out there — what to eat, when to eat it, how to exercise, what ‘healthy’ looks like. But what much of this advice fails to mention is that none of it matters if it doesn't feel good to you. Let’s practice being mindful of what your body is telling you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/21·3m 32s

Let’s Talk About Kindness

It’s easy to be kind when you’re in a good mood, but opportunities to be kind can arise at any time. It’s those moments when we have to deliberately choose kindness that can ultimately result in more happiness, than moments when we already feel kind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/21·3m 56s

Find Confidence in the Journey

Confidence is the feeling of self-assurance, and confident people can inspire a sense of comfort in others. But how can each of us be more confident? Here are a few steps you can take — and remember, the journey is where confidence grows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/21·5m 44s

You Can Argue (Mindfully)

At Headspace, we believe that a mindfulness practice doesn’t just happen while you’re meditating. It can actually be a part of every facet of your life — especially in your relationships with others, and those closest to us in particular. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/21·4m 34s

One Way to Eat A Raisin

How often do we go to do something, and finish the task with no recollection of it at all? This is because we don’t have present-moment awareness. But we can cultivate this skill through mindfulness. Consider practicing this weekend with a snack — it doesn’t have to be a raisin! Have a good weekend, everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/21·5m 15s

Have Your Stress Toolkit Handy

Stress is a part of life, but we can control how we respond to it. And the best way to respond to it is by having a few stress-busting activities on hand for when the going gets tough. Today, jot down a few ideas for your Stress Toolkit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/21·4m 46s

Q&As with Kessonga

We get a lot of questions about meditation and mindfulness. Today, Kessonga is going to answer a few of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/21·4m 51s

Be Honest, Not Judgmental

While self-evaluation is healthy for self-improvement, it is often easy to confuse honesty with criticism. The latter comes from a place of judgment, which we should work to avoid. So today, let’s practice being honest with ourselves minus the judgment, and see how this can improve our well-being. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/21·5m 28s

Find Quiet in the Noise

Many of us are venturing back into the world … and it’s busy out here! But even in the most demanding of places, we can find a sense of peace and quiet, if we know how to look for it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/21·4m 51s

Trust Your Gut

In the Headspace app, we often talk about the ever-present blue sky. That’s the sense of calm and ease that’s present in all of us, all of the time. In the same way, our intuition is always there to guide us. That instinctive voice always knows the right way, but sometimes we don’t listen. This weekend, tune in to your inner voice and see where it leads you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/21·5m 10s

Reduce Stress, Increase Resiliency

There’s a common misconception that mindfulness can reduce stress. What mindfulness actually does is increase your stress resiliency, which is how we respond to stressors in our environment. Stress will never disappear — it’s a part of life — but through meditation and mindfulness, we can learn to control our reactions to it, making our response to stress less extreme.The book Kessonga mentioned is Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. You can also get a crash course on meditation and mindfulness in Andy’s book, Get Some Headspace. If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/21·5m 26s

Make Friends with Fear

Most of us spend a lot of time trying to ignore or limit our interaction with strong negative feelings. Things like fear, sadness, or anger can be scary or painful. But rushing to squash those feelings often leads us to fixate on them, which is the opposite of what we’re trying to do! It’s only by creating space for our feelings that we can move past them.If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/21·5m 37s

Make Meditation Your Own

Headspace teachers provide general instructions in each of our meditation and mindfulness sessions that usually work for most people. This does not mean that all guidance works for all people, and we encourage you to be aware of what’s being said, and find what works for you. Your practice is yours, after all! Make it your own.If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/21·5m 11s

Walk Your Own Path

Social media is a great way to stay connected and keep up with what others are doing. But make sure you’re keeping up, and not getting caught up. We each walk our own paths. Yours is yours to walk, and yours alone. Be mindful of what’s influencing the decisions you make.If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/21·4m 5s

An Attitude of Gratitude

We talk a lot about staying in the present moment, but that is more than just being aware of what’s going on right now. Today, we’re digging into awareness, but approaching that awareness with a sense of gratitude. This weekend, we challenge you to keep up with your pleasant events and spend a few moments reflecting on the good things happening right now. See you back here Monday! If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/21·4m 5s

Be Gentle with Yourself

There’s a fine line between self-care and indulgent complacency. At the same time, there’s a fine line between self-encouragement and being harsh with ourselves. Today, check in with the self-compassion spectrum and be aware of where you fall. If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/21·4m 42s

Just Stop

Does stress run your life? Many of us are living in a state of fight, flight, or freeze most of the time. It can lead to burnout, and other physical health conditions. So what can we do to fight back against it? Hint: There’s an app for that. If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/21·4m 51s

Don’t Rush Reentry

With the rollout of COVID vaccines, many people are discussing their plans for “re-entering” the world. Where they want to travel, or who they want to visit. As exciting as it may seem to jump right back to how things used to be, take a moment to reconsider.If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/21·4m 25s

Starting Anew

New beginnings are exciting, hopeful, and frequently riddled with anxiety. We often fear not knowing what comes next, but if we can be aware of those emotions, we can shift our point of view and make better choices.We also want to welcome Kessonga Giscombe to Radio Headspace! He will be hosting the show this month. If you like what you hear, you can spend more time with Kessonga inside of the Headspace app, where he leads a variety of guided meditations and wind downs for sleep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/21·4m 9s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Pay Attention to the Breath

The entire planet is a living, breathing organism. It changes every day. The air we breathe could have been created thousands of miles away. And when we sit and notice the breath, we notice that each one is different, as is each moment. This weekend, pause and try to notice life as it unfolds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/21·5m 5s

Radio Headspace Rewind: What Do You Appreciate Most?

Take a moment and think about it. Who or what do you appreciate the most? It could be your family. Or friends. A moment of quiet. It might change daily, or even moment to moment. The answer doesn’t actually matter, just try to notice what comes up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/21·3m 27s

Radio Headspace Rewind: Turn Off Autopilot

When we’re rushing through the day, it’s easy to get caught up in our routines and in our own minds. But how much of life are we missing when we forget to look around? Try to approach today like it’s brand-new.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/21·3m 38s
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