Radio Headspace

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Join Andy Puddicombe 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.

Episode Date
Enjoy Life
289
Is there a specific handbook on living for those who practice mindfulness and meditation? In today’s podcast, we are reminded to keep an open mind and not limit ourselves in the world we live in. Want more Andy? Try out Headspace Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Limitless Potential
309
How do you define yourself, and what limitations does that place on you? Learn how meditation can help you open up your mind and push beyond the limits of that identity. Want more of Andy? Try out Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Refinement Through Experience
339
How can we live a life that maximizes our sense of happiness while living with a healthy respect for those who came before us, and those who will come after us. Want more Andy? Try Headspace for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
The Sense of Anticipation
344
Some people are filled with excitement, while others experience nervousness when presented with new opportunities. How can we channel this sensation to benefit ourselves in a healthy manner? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Still Here
330
Are you appreciating each moment, day, or year? Recognize the importance of celebrating each passing moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Different Together
313
While we are all collectively united, we are all also unique. Today, we recognize the benefit in celebrating the uniqueness of one another.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
The Big Gap
277
In life, there often is a big gap between what we think we know and what we actually know about mindfulness and meditation. Learn how to connect those ideas and intellect to actual experiences.  Want more Andy? Try Headspace today for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
The Muscle of Optimism
355
Generally, we develop a pattern of thinking over the course of our lifetime. What type of pattern do you have and how can you cultivate and maintain an open mind?  Want more Andy? Try Headspace today for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
The Awareness of Time
382
How can we use time in a constructive way for ourselves and others, while maintaining a sense of spaciousness in the mind? Want more Andy? Try Headspace today for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
The Four Foundations
387
What are the most valuable lessons we can benefit from in life? Today, we learn about the four foundations, a precious human life, impermanence, cause and effect, and a sense of acceptance. Want more Andy? Try Headspace today for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Uncovering Time
298
Often we feel like there is not enough time in the day to complete all of our tasks. How can we make time for and prioritize the things in our lives that are important, and will ultimately make us feel better?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Applying Effort
343
Do you apply more or less effort in life? Learn how mastery is achieved by being present and allowing nature to unfold in its own time. Want more Andy? Try Headspace for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Embrace the Unconventional
356
In life, we try many different things ... some that work for us and others that don’t. How can we use meditation to hear our inner voice, and allow it to guide us throughout our lives? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The Beauty of Silence
272
Words can be beneficial and necessary. Nevertheless, there seems to be an endless amount of chatter in today’s world. Learn how to become selective with your words and how silence can also add value to our lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
A Non-Monotonous Mind
264
We're back with all new-episodes of Radio Headspace. Meditation does not mean that we are repeating the same task over and over. Though we are repeating an action, we can have new experiences by reframing our minds, changing our moods, and thinking new thoughts. For more on meditation, try out Headspace for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Find Your Own Blue Zone
324
Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live longer and happier than anywhere else. There are lots of reasons for this — what they eat, how much they move. But the deep relationships that people in Blue Zones have add up to 8 years to their lives. Is there someone special to you that you haven’t connected with in a while? This weekend, give them a call.  Make sure you share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: The End of a Feeling
215
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. Make sure you share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace  starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Fight Club Rules Apply
257
The more we shout the benefits of meditating, very often the further we get from the actual experience of doing it. If you have someone in your life that you want to try something you love, rather than talking it up, encourage them to experience it for themselves. Make sure you share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace  starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Don’t Be Afraid
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We’ve heard a lot of questions about happiness lately. Mostly, “Is it bad if I’m feeling happy?” That assumes there is a choice in how we feel. That question also forgets that there is enough space in the mind for compassion for someone else’s suffering, and enjoyment of your own life. Today, give yourself the freedom to embrace whatever feeling arises for you.  Be sure to share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Everything In Its Place
334
We’ve heard from a few people that during this time, their work feels unessential. Maybe you feel this way. If you do, remember that you always have the opportunity to be of service. Today, don’t ask yourself what your work is doing for you, but rather what it is doing for others. Be sure to share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: What Are You Holding On To?
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The weekend gives you the opportunity to relax and let go — but some things stick in your mind, nagging at it, weighing you down. It may be an unfinished task or an unforgiven incident. We suffer when we hold onto things, but if you can find a way to let go, to retell your story, forgiveness will set you free. Be sure to share, download, and subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: The Weaponization Of Mindfulness
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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.  Be sure to share, download & subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Take Your Practice With You
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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.  Be sure to share, download & subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Is It Possible to Be Happy Right Now?
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If you’re re-examining your life right now, you’re not alone. We’re taking stock of what we like and what we would like to change. But with change, no matter how positive, can often come fear. Fear of not knowing what the end result will be. This week, try to maintain a spirit of exploration. Try something new for the sake of doing it, not to reach a final outcome.  Be sure to share, download & subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Radio Headspace Rewind: Why Don’t You Just Try It
334
Welcome to the first installment of the Radio Headspace Rewind series. Is it possible to feel happy in the midst of a global health crisis? It depends on what you consider “happiness” to be. Happiness is often fleeting, but contentment and peace of mind are always there — even in times of great difficulty. Be sure to share, download & subscribe to catch new episodes of Radio Headspace starting Monday, October 12, 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
A Mind Full of Appreciation
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Radio Headspace celebrates our 100th Episode.  We are encouraged to feel and express appreciation for those we are grateful for. We are grateful and appreciate all of you who support and listen to the show. Stay tuned for brand new episodes starting Monday October 12, 2020. In the meantime be sure to catch the Radio Headspace Rewind Series! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
The Nature of Advice
347
How much advice is useful or harmful? Learn how to distinguish between the two extremes, and find the balance to best learn a skill.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Let Go
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The heart of meditation is not about avoiding difficult or challenging emotions. Learn how to let go and return to a place of calm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Dreaming Through the Lens of Mindfulness
343
 Many of us remember our dreams, while others do not. Learn how our environment and consciousness influence the dreams we have, and how to be more aware of them in the mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Every Moment Matters
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While meditation and mindfulness are an important part of our day, we must remember that each moment has its place and is equally precious and important in our lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Unglued
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While our phones can be a positive resource, we often find ourselves glued to them. Is it time to evaluate how you use your phone and consider taking a break? This week, Radio Headspace is supported by Vital Farms. Visit VitalFarms.com/Farm to see the difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
The Place of Breath
294
Understanding the place of breath, not just in meditation, but also in our lives. Learn about leading the breath with the mind. This week, Radio Headspace is supported by Vital Farms. Visit VitalFarms.com/Farm to see the difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Mind Maintenance
261
Meditation is more than repetition, it is creating an environment for the mind to be happy. The mind is a metaphorical garden, where there is always work to be done. This week, Radio Headspace is supported by Vital Farms. Visit VitalFarms.com/Farm to see the difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Everything Is Energy
350
The energy that we put out is more than just our actions and words, but also the intentions we carry in our minds. This week, Radio Headspace is supported by Vital Farms. Visit VitalFarms.com/Farm to see the difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Let’s Talk About Suffering
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So often we are fearful of suffering, that we do not understand it or know how to be comfortable when it is happening. How can we use suffering as an opportunity toward achieving happiness? This week, Radio Headspace is supported by Vital Farms. Visit VitalFarms.com/Farm to see the difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
The Work of Life
345
In life we do not always have the luxury of choice. However, we do have the opportunity to train our minds to complete our life’s work, through being mindful of the work we must do toward living a well-rounded life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
One Step At A Time
298
Our mind is often caught up by thoughts of what has happened or what could happen. When focusing our attention on one thing in this present moment, our minds are not able to get lost in the past or the future.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Minding Mindfulness
284
Many find meditation challenging. Why? What is mindfulness really about? Learn how our approach to meditation determines the outcome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Act Today
262
Mindfulness focuses on being present in the moment. Nevertheless, it is still important to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Our present consciousness shapes our future.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Introducing: The Yes Theory Podcast
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The Yes Theory Podcast is out now, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Something Different
286
In the wake of the pandemic, the world around us is very different. Rather than trying to stay in our normal structures, we can use this new time as an opportunity to introduce something different into our routines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Express Your Creativity
285
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Pay Attention
267
Our lives are filled with distractions. Some pleasant, while the others not so much. We have to be intentional about paying attention to the things that matter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Change Is Possible
262
Change is a major part of the human experience, the more we adapt and embrace the idea of change the more we become active participants in our growth as human beings.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
I Don’t Care Vs I Don’t Mind
277
We use the phrase of “I don’t care” to deflect from the fact that we actually do care. What happens when we are mindful of the times we do care and mindful of the times when we are not bothered.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
The Simplicity of Routine
276
It’s easy to get caught up in the routine of our everyday lives and feel like we are stuck in a rut, however we should learn to appreciate the simple routines that keep our minds off of the small nuances of life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
It’s All or Nothing
293
Disciplined. Strict. Precise. All are words used to describe the great generals of the world. We adhere to these terms to rule our lives without giving ourselves much room for the flexibility that life oftentimes requires.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
I Hope You Remember Me
239
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Find Your People
226
Our ability to connect with other people is the thing that makes us human. Oftentimes, it is hard to connect with the right people, which impacts our perception of relationships and the experiences we share with others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
The Strategy for Life Is...
251
Society teaches us that the more we plan our lives, the better our lives will be. But this mindset doesn't leave room for the fascinating nuances that bring color to the spaces of our lives.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Inclinations Toward Positive Thinking
262
The way we think can manifest in our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We have to be intentional about staying away from negative and dramatic experiences as our mind naturally gravitates toward those thoughts and records those emotions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Think Big
374
The idea of thinking big is often relegated to external success. What if we changed this idea to mean something else? Perhaps we can use it to challenge ourselves to move beyond our comfort zone.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
The Thought of Mortality
373
It's easy to define our lives around what we have to do, but the fabric of our life is really defined by the approach we take in carrying out the things we must do.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Taking It All In
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Experiences, sights, sounds, and emotions are all things our brain consciously and unconsciously processes. The more information we consume, the more energy we use.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Anticipation of Expectations
353
We move through life making choices with an 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.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
What’s Your Trigger?
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Oftentimes, we associate our triggers with outcomes that yield a negative effect. The challenge here is to think about your triggers from a different perspective and take a mindful approach toward using your triggers to center your thoughts and reactions.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Who's To Blame?
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It's easy to place blame on outside influences for the unfavorable things that take place in our lives. However, when we take responsibility for ourselves, we then are accountable for the positive change we want to happen in our lives and no longer depend on others to make those changes for us.   This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Train the Mind
426
Do your emotions control your mind or does your mind control your emotions? A fascinating question considering that our thoughts are often governed by the way we feel. Emotions are a part of being human — we all feel them. We need to put in effort to become more aware of our feelings. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Open Your Eyes
346
Oftentimes we avoid difficult situations by simply pretending they don't exist. There is real value in taking time out to be quiet and acknowledge our current reality — whether good or bad. In doing this we are able to gain clear vision and insight on how to maneuver through the circumstances at hand. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Aug 12, 2020
Thoughts Keeping You Awake?
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As soon as your head hits the pillow do you fall right to sleep, or do all of your thoughts come out to play? Thoughts don’t suddenly appear from out of nowhere. In the space and quiet of rest our thoughts can rise to the surface. Morning meditation and daily mindfulness help us manage those thoughts. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Aug 11, 2020
In Defense of Effort
352
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. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Aug 10, 2020
Pics or It Didn’t Happen?
286
Think of the last event you went to … and now recall if everyone had their phones out. How much of our experiences are actually being experienced in the moment, and how much are we trying to capture moments for some future time? It’s the tension of great photography — moments can only be captured when we are fully present, but by capturing them we disrupt the present. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace.
Aug 07, 2020
Problem Solving 101
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Stuck on a problem? Stop thinking and start doing something you enjoy. Our mind is limitless in it’s creativity, but very often our thinking is cyclical, preventing us from seeing new and creative solutions. Today, when you're faced with a problem, create space in the mind to find that creative flow. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace.
Aug 06, 2020
Do Your Best
374
Think of the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten. You may have a word or phrase in mind, but what if it’s simpler than that? Things are as they are; we are as we are. All you have is this moment, so be your best in it. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit when you go to Indeed.com/Headspace.
Aug 05, 2020
The Circle of Life
250
Andy gets asked if he believes in reincarnation a lot. No matter what you believe about what will happen, all we are guaranteed in this moment. Focus on that. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed.
Aug 04, 2020
Don’t Think, Feel
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Think of the last time you felt sad about feeling sad, or anxious about your anxiety. We love to prescribe thoughts to our negative emotions, but our thinking keeps stoking the fire. If we can stop thinking about our feelings, they’ll die down on their own. Today, try to notice your moods or emotions, and allow your thoughts about those feelings go. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed.
Aug 03, 2020
Smile. Laugh. Play.
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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. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
The Weaponization of Mindfulness
287
The pandemic has put a lot of things in sharp relief. For most of us, it’s given us a call to pause and ask ourselves, what is most important in life? Now is the time to make sure you’re living your life according to what you value most. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Jul 30, 2020
Take It Offline
346
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.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Jul 29, 2020
Let’s See
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Harm, hurt and injustice demand immediate attention, but for most things, you may find that sitting back and watching to see what happens is the best course of action. Today, practice being at ease with life as it unfolds. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Jul 28, 2020
You vs. You
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 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. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen exclusively on Spotify.
Jul 27, 2020
Andy’s Favorite Meditation Technique
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There are moments where we might feel helpless when someone we care about is suffering. Worrying doesn’t help, but there is a technique that might. It’s called Tonglen.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen free at Spotify.com/MichelleObama
Jul 24, 2020
Where’s the Limit?
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Spoiler alert: it’s not where you think it is. Today, take a look at the stories you’re telling about yourself, those stories that you use to limit yourself, and remember that you have the power to change the ending. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen free at Spotify.com/MichelleObama
Jul 23, 2020
View From the Bottom of the Hole
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Breaking bad habits requires changing patterns. But even that can seem overwhelming. So start small. No, smaller. Start just by trying to be aware of your habits and patterns. Then you can progress. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen free at Spotify.com/MichelleObama
Jul 22, 2020
Are You Bored?
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“Boredom” has become something negative. We see it as a condition of our lives that we must change. We search for stimulation and distraction, but by doing that, we are essentially saying that this moment is not enough. The next time you feel bored, pause and examine it. You may find that you’re never bored again. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen free at Spotify.com/MichelleObama
Jul 21, 2020
Big Mind, Small Mind
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Today we’re talking about an idea that comes from the Zen tradition. There are two ways of looking at the world: up high, like the view an eagle might have flying over the mountains, and up close, as if you were noticing every grain of sand. The two are vastly different - so how can we do both? This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by The Michelle Obama Podcast. Listen free at Spotify.com/MichelleObama
Jul 20, 2020
Let's Continue the Conversation
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The mind and body are not separate entities. Maybe you walk faster when you’re angry or say something you don’t mean when you’re flustered. The more we can stay connected to both body and mind, the more we learn about ourselves. Check-in with your body as you’re moving through the world this weekend.  This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit by visiting indeed.com/headspace.
Jul 17, 2020
The End of a Feeling
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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. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit by visiting indeed.com/headspace.
Jul 16, 2020
Introducing The Gift of Forgiveness
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Jul 15, 2020
Light vs. Warmth
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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.    This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit by visiting indeed.com/headspace.
Jul 15, 2020
Leave the Door Open
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Our minds are great at escaping uncomfortable situations. Sometimes escape is appropriate, but other times there are benefits to being present and sitting with the discomfort. This requires practice, courage, and the willingness to leave the door open and allow a little discomfort in. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit by visiting indeed.com/headspace.
Jul 14, 2020
When Was the Last Time You Did Nothing?
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Being busy is our norm, but if that becomes your habit, or your everyday routine, we end up doing something just to do it, even when we have the chance to be still. Stillness allows the mind to rest. Today, find 5 minutes to just... be. This week, Radio Headspace is sponsored by Indeed. Get a free $75 credit by visiting indeed.com/headspace.
Jul 13, 2020
MVP (Most Valuable Possession)
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If your home were on fire and you could only save one material possession, what would it be? Think of that thing, about why you would save it, what it means to you, and how the mind feels when you imagine it. This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by Changing The Game. Listen to Changing The Game wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 10, 2020
On Mindful Eating
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One of the things we’ve been asked the most lately is about our eating habits during lockdown. It seems that being within arm’s reach of the fridge amplifies a lot of thoughts about food, and often, we engage in an internal battle about that thought. The next time thoughts about food or eating habits arise, try to notice it, acknowledge it, and act appropriately — not react emotionally. This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by Changing The Game. Listen to Changing The Game wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 09, 2020
We the People
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It’s easy to get frustrated by other people, and in our frustration, we forget that we are the people. We have a responsibility to share the space that we’re in. Next time you find yourself frustrated, in traffic for example, remember that you are part of the whole, and see if a little empathy arises.  This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by Changing The Game. Listen to Changing The Game wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 08, 2020
_____ Is My Meditation
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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. This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by Changing The Game. Listen to Changing The Game wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 07, 2020
Don’t Scratch The Itch
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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. This week, Radio Headspace is brought to you by Changing The Game. Listen to Changing The Game wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 06, 2020
Embracing the Things We Don’t Like
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How much time do you spend running away from things you don’t like? Green veggies may come to mind, or a specific task at work. This weekend, try instead to turn toward things you usually avoid and approach them with curiosity. This is a useful skill to have and you may find you like kale more than you think.
Jul 03, 2020
If Enlightenment Happens, You Won’t Miss It
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We get a lot of questions about journaling during a meditation. A lot of thoughts pop up during meditation — they could be creative or insightful. And we may  want to remember them. But stopping your meditation to write things down changes the nature of the exercise and may even create more tension. Try to resist this urge. Trust us — if it’s really important, you won’t forget it.
Jul 02, 2020
New Quarantine Skill: Juggling
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Are you in the process of learning something new? Or are you quitting a new skill before you’ve really learned it because you think you’re bad at it? If you have these  thoughts when you’re learning something, remember, that is just a thought. It has no basis in reality. Try to appreciate whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re at.
Jul 01, 2020
Having Scary Thoughts
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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.
Jun 30, 2020
The Spectacular Now
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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. Check out Andy’s adventures with all of our friends on Sesame Street. 
Jun 29, 2020
You Don’t Have to Know It All
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We often feel the need to know everything about our lives and ourselves. We want to know everything that happens next. That need for control can lead to a lot of anxiety. If you have someone on your mind this weekend, try asking a trusted friend for advice, and actually listen to it. See what happens.
Jun 26, 2020
Expert Single-Tasker
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We only have so much energy in our lives. If we channel it into the wrong things, including multi-tasking, we find that time flies by but we aren’t sure how we spent it or what we got accomplished. What if instead, you gave something your entire focus? Try it today and see how you feel.
Jun 25, 2020
Today, We’re Going to Talk About Death
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There is an exercise in the monastery where every evening, the monks and nuns acknowledge the fact that one day, we will die. Not in a morbid or sad way, but in a way that helps us appreciate each and every moment we’ve been given. 
Jun 24, 2020
Commit to Flexibility
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We often approach commitments with an “all or nothing” mentality. You should keep your commitments, but missing an appointment or a workout doesn’t make you a commitment failure. It may mean that instead, you’re making space in your life for other, equally important things.
Jun 23, 2020
Everything in Its Place
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We’ve heard from a few people that during this time, their work feels unessential. Maybe you feel this way. If you do, remember that you always have the opportunity to be of service. Today, don’t ask yourself what your work is doing for you, but rather what it is doing for others.
Jun 22, 2020
Please Don’t Stop the Music
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Have an earworm? That same tune that keeps playing over and over — whether it’s actually music, a thought that won’t leave you alone, or a story that just keeps replaying in your mind. Rather than fighting it, what would happen today if you gave that noise your full attention?
Jun 19, 2020
What’s the Rush?
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If you’re too committed to a particular destination, you can’t truly experience what is happening. Allow things to spark joy, pique your curiosity, and leave some room to explore today.
Jun 18, 2020
Fight Club Rules Apply
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The more we shout the benefits of meditating, very often the further we get from the actual experience of doing it. If you have someone in your life you want to try something you love, rather than talking it up, encourage them to try it for themselves.
Jun 17, 2020
Let Go of Great Expectations
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How much time do you spend trying to anticipate what people are going to do next? Especially with young children, we can place pretty big expectations on who or what they’re going to be or do. 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.
Jun 16, 2020
Happiness Isn’t a Destination
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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.
Jun 15, 2020
Pay Attention to the Breath
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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. 
Jun 12, 2020
What Do You Appreciate Most?
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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.
Jun 11, 2020
Turn Off Autopilot
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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.
Jun 10, 2020
Take Your Practice With You
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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.  Haven’t Seen “Whole Foods Parking Lot”? Check it out here.
Jun 09, 2020
What Story Are You Telling?
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Humans are amazing storytellers. It allows us to connect with each other, entertain each other and empathize with each other. But problems arise when the stories that we create in our minds grow beyond our current reality. Today, look out for times when thoughts are spinning out and focus instead, on what is happening in this moment. 
Jun 08, 2020
What’s Real and What’s Not?
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A lot of us walk around waiting for something to happen. We can carry that tension in our bodies and minds, constantly on alert, imagining an unpleasant experience. It’s an uncomfortable way to live. And if we walk through life waiting, or intentionally looking for those things, we will keep that story alive. This weekend, try to let go of what’s not real and focus on what is.
Jun 05, 2020
Being vs. Becoming
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Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? How about what you want to be in 5 years? Maybe even in 5 minutes? So often, we’re so focused on becoming something or someone different, that we can forget to just be who we are right now. 
Jun 04, 2020
How Do You See Yourself?
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We all seem to have a fixed idea of who we think we are and who we’re not. And often, that can define how we live. We just might be shortchanging ourselves in the process. But if we can catch those ideas as they arise and explore them, we can see that anything and everything is possible.
Jun 03, 2020
Act, Don't React
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We’ve gotten a lot of emails at Headspace HQ about healthy habits and routines. Right now, it can feel challenging to control your environment, but today, we challenge you to instead focus on what’s going on inside. When you’re able to notice a thought, you can respond calmly, clearly, with intention rather than react emotionally.
Jun 02, 2020
Compassion Creates Change
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Jun 01, 2020
Find Your Own Blue Zone
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Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live longer and happier than anywhere else. There are lots of reasons for this — what they eat, how much they move. But the deep relationships that people in Blue Zones have add up to 8 years to their lives. Is there someone special to you that you haven’t connected with in a while? This weekend, give them a call. 
May 29, 2020
You Really Have Everything You Need
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When life feels overwhelming, you can feel like the tank is empty. That you have nothing left to give. But if you dig a little deeper, you may find that the act of giving fills you back up. So today, try to find an opportunity to practice kindness and generosity — in secret if you can — and see how it makes you feel. 
May 28, 2020
Respect Your Transitions
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We’re busy. Even now, when our homes have become our gyms, offices, and more, we tend to hop from activity to activity without pause. The mind feels softer and the body feels more relaxed when we allow ourselves to transition. Today, try to allow for some time in-between activities and see how you feel. Want a little more movement in your day? Listen to Andy on Trained and check out some mindful runs on the Headspace app.
May 27, 2020
Don’t Be Afraid of Feeling
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We’ve heard a lot of questions about happiness lately. Mostly, “is it bad if I’m feeling happy?” That assumes there is a choice in how we feel. That question also forgets that there is enough space in the mind for compassion for someone else’s  suffering, and enjoyment of your own life. Today, give yourself the freedom to embrace whatever feeling arises for you.
May 26, 2020
Why Don’t You Just Try It?
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If you’re reexamining your life right now, you’re not alone. We’re taking stock of what we like and what we would like to change. But with change, no matter how positive, can often come fear. Fear of not knowing what the end result will be. This week, try to maintain a spirit of exploration. Try something new for the sake of doing it, not to reach a final outcome. 
May 25, 2020
We Are Who We Are
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Getting along with other people doesn’t mean constant harmony or even agreement. We don’t have to always like what the people around us do. But we do have to allow people to be exactly who they are. After all, isn’t that what we want for ourselves? This weekend, consider that harmonious relationships are less about what we do, and more about what we don’t do. Not judging, criticizing, or trying to change them.
May 22, 2020
Would You Cut Your Lawn with Scissors?
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Today is World Meditation Day and while it is a wonderful practice, the minutes you spend in meditation are quite small compared to the remaining time of each day. Mindfulness is what happens in those remaining hours, and if you can bring a little of that attention or awareness into the rest of your day, that is the quality of meditation.
May 21, 2020
Now’s a Good Time for Quiet … Now Is Good, Too
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Often, we think that when conditions are just right we can finally change. We fantasize about solitude and quietly retreating to finally tackle the big issues weighing on our minds. If only we had that peace and quiet, we could do it! But it’s often the input from others that show us exactly where those points of resistance are. If you find yourself irritated, frustrated, or resisting something or someone in your environment today, try embracing that moment as a chance to connect with yourself on a deeper level.
May 20, 2020
The Chaos That Is Now
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A lot of us are trying to build a sense of order and control amidst the chaos that is our lives right now. Very often, that can look like a very strict daily schedule, a list of books and movies to cross off your queue, or perhaps keeping the home very tidy. It’s good to have order, but being too strict with it means we feel like we’re falling apart when one thing is out of line. Today, try to allow for a little more chaos and be comfortable in the discomfort. 
May 19, 2020
Finding Solace in Solitude
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Finding time for yourself may seem like an odd concept — especially if you’re quarantining alone — but it’s easy to get distracted, from being caught up in Zoom calls to binge-watching TV or constantly reading the news. If you’re with others, it’s tempting to look at taking time for yourself as selfish, but in solitude, we can find a way to reconnect with ourselves. And when we go back out into life we can be better for ourselves, and for the people around us. 
May 18, 2020
What Are You Holding On To?
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The weekend gives you the opportunity to relax and let go — but some things stick in your mind, nagging at it, weighing you down. It may be an unfinished task or an unforgiven incident. We suffer when we hold onto things, but if you can find a way to let go, to retell your story, forgiveness will set you free.
May 15, 2020
Make Some Room
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Children throw tantrums and we call them “naughty.” We say, “they’ll grow out of it,” and move on. But as adults, we don’t stop reacting — it just looks a little different. We may say or do something we regret. So the next time someone around you is reacting in a way that’s surprising, take a step back and create some space.
May 14, 2020
Take a Good Look Around
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A lot of us are cooped up much more than usual. You may not even be able to go outside for a walk where you live — and you may not want to. It can feel like there’s too much going on. But in every moment, we have the opportunity to pause and take a good look. See the colors of the world, the simplicity of a tree or flower, and appreciate that moment of calm. 
May 13, 2020
Is It Possible to Be Happy Right Now?
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Is it possible to feel happy in the midst of a global health crisis? It depends on what you consider “happiness” to be. Happiness is often fleeting, but contentment and peace of mind are always there — even in times of great difficulty. 
May 12, 2020
We're All in This Together
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Ten years after we launched Headspace, we’re launching our first official podcast. Because now, more than ever, there’s so much noise in the world. Most of us don’t know how we approach our own minds, thoughts, or feelings. We can get so caught up in our individual circumstances that we don’t see that we’re all in this together — and that shared unity is a beautiful thing. Tune in to new episodes of Radio Headspace every weekday morning. 
May 11, 2020
Introducing: Radio Headspace
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On weekday mornings, Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe brings you a positive affirmation to start your day. Weekday episodes are 3-5 minutes long, dropping every morning at 5a PST / 8a EST.
Apr 30, 2020