#395. How to Handle Difficult People | Dawn Mauricio
It’s been a problem ever since the dawn of humankind: how do we deal with jerks? What do you say to them? And how do you not make everything worse? And what if the jerk is you?
We’re going to get into this and other issues in this episode with a meditation teacher named Dawn Mauricio. This is the fourth episode in our five-part Work Life Series, and it is time to bring in some dharma. It turns out the Buddha had a not-insignificant amount of wisdom to offer that is directly applicable to both our inner and outer work lives.
Dawn Mauricio is an excellent teacher who is making her Ten Percent Happier podcast debut with this episode. Dawn has been meditating since 2005 and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s four-year teacher training program. She is also the author of the book Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners: 50 Meditations to Practice Awareness, Acceptance, and Peace. In this episode, Dawn talks about how to deal with jerks, imposter syndrome, and what the dharma can teach us about the technology that dominates so much of our lives both in and outside of work.
Dawn is one of two phenomenal mediation teachers in the Work Life Challenge in the Ten Percent Happier app. In this free challenge, you’ll get seven days of video interviews, led by Dan, tackling tough work topics. Then, you’ll get a short meditation from either Dawn or Matthew Hepburn, another TPH teacher, so that you can practice what you’ve learned.
Download the Ten Percent Happier app now to join the free Challenge today.
Where to find Dawn Mauricio online:
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Loving-Kindness (metta) meditation
- Spring Washam
- Dan Clurman and Mudita Nisker
- Jill Miller, yoga teacher
- Tara Brach, RAIN
- Michele McDonald, RAIN~DROP
- Laurie Santos episode on the TPH Podcast
- DF Tube (plugin for distraction free YouTube)
- Center for Humane Technology
- Joanna Macy
- Download the Ten Percent Happier app today: https://10percenthappier.app.link/install