Radio Headspace

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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.

A Whole New Space
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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

Nov 26

7 min 22 sec

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

Nov 25

5 min 39 sec

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

Nov 24

6 min 46 sec

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

Nov 23

4 min 58 sec

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

Nov 22

6 min 47 sec

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

Nov 19

5 min 16 sec

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

Nov 18

5 min

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

Nov 17

4 min 2 sec

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

Nov 16

5 min 44 sec

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

Nov 15

3 min 51 sec

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

Nov 12

5 min 26 sec

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

Nov 11

4 min 36 sec

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

Nov 10

4 min 30 sec

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

Nov 9

4 min 38 sec

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

Nov 8

5 min 54 sec

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

Nov 5

4 min 49 sec

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

Nov 4

5 min 54 sec

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

Nov 3

5 min 7 sec

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

Nov 2

3 min 55 sec

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

Nov 1

4 min 27 sec

 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

Oct 29

4 min 41 sec

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

Oct 28

3 min 39 sec

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

Oct 27

5 min 3 sec

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

Oct 26

5 min 3 sec

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

Oct 25

4 min 19 sec

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

Oct 22

4 min 36 sec

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

Oct 21

4 min 43 sec

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

Oct 20

6 min 12 sec

 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

Oct 19

4 min 27 sec

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

Oct 18

5 min 30 sec

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

Oct 15

5 min 13 sec

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

Oct 14

3 min 48 sec

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

Oct 13

4 min 29 sec

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

Oct 12

3 min 54 sec

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

Oct 11

5 min 6 sec

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

Oct 8

4 min 55 sec

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

Oct 7

4 min 8 sec

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

Oct 6

4 min 17 sec

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

Oct 5

3 min 53 sec

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

Oct 4

4 min 21 sec

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

Oct 1

5 min 1 sec

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

Sep 30

5 min 39 sec

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

Sep 29

5 min 26 sec

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

Sep 28

5 min 45 sec

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

Sep 27

6 min 25 sec

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

Sep 24

4 min 22 sec

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

Sep 23

5 min 48 sec

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

Sep 22

3 min 23 sec

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

Sep 21

2 min 59 sec

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

Sep 20

3 min 31 sec