XO Conversations is a podcast for growth-minded people who want to get more out of life. Hosted by XO Living founder, Dr. Rishma Walji, expect interviews with experts, conversations with real people and Rishma’s unique take on the strategies and action items you can begin incorporating into your life to help you be your most vibrant self.

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A few months ago, I took my first improv class. I organized the event as part of our XO Community and I thought I’d summarize some key lessons from that class that apply to life. It’s one of my goals to add more fun, play and spontaneity back into my life. I find it’s so […]

Improv Lessons For Life

If you’re someone who is naturally optimistic, amazing. It will help you stay resilient and adapt.  If you’re not, you’re the reason I’m doing this episode. For you, for me, and for anyone who needs help seeing hope.  Normally on my podcast, I ask a question and work through it. Today I’m going to start […]

Want to Be More Optimistic?

Science about how positive affirmations impact your brain and also how to make them really work for you.

Do Affirmations Really Work?

Deep dive into perfectionism, self critique and compassion. How do you know if you need to be perfect, or if it’s OK to be good enough?

Is Good Enough, Good Enough?

Want to feel more connected to your child, improve your patience and show up for your child as the parent you really want to be, all while also supporting your child’s confidence?

The Connected Parent

There’s something significant that sits underneath these two parts of burnout – managing the demands of life on one side, and coping with stress on the other. Something more that impacts us on a deeper level and put us at risk for burnout in a more profound way.

What if Burnout Is More Than Just Exhaustion?

Special bonus episode with Para-athlete Candice Combdon! ⁠  If you’ve been listening to the XO Conversations podcast, you know that the format is very different. ⁠ This is not the typical episode style because we wanted to share the entire conversation. ⁠  Candice talks to your host, Rishma Walji, about being born with spina bifida, […]

Learning to Take Up Space: Interview with para-athlete Candice Combdon

Family bonding, connecting with those you love, and how you can intentionally build a richer ‘highlight reel’ of your own life.

Making Meaningful Memories

A new understanding of meditation and it’s effects on our brains. We discuss different ways can re-train our brain to practice positive processes and focused attention and get meditative effects in different ways as a bridge towards a real meditative practice.

Meditation (For People Who Can’t Meditate)

The missing piece of creating a lasting habit that goes beyond just the 21 day rule. It can’t be that simple, even though we want it to be. You need to go deep.

How to REALLY create a habit