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A great relationship with my grandfather When I was young, my Bapa, my grandfather used to call me mongi bai. It was his mother’s name. You see, his parents both died and he was orphaned at 2 years old. When I was growing up, he would say that I was his mother’s soul, come back […]

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Relationships

Redefining Success To Focus on What’s Really Important

What does success really mean to you? Have you ever tried to reach a goal, and then achieved it, and realized that you don’t want it anymore? Or maybe you’ve questioned your goals and dreams themselves. Why do you want to accomplish that goal? Is it aligned with your values in life and your vision of yourself? […]

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Podcast

Want to Be More Optimistic?

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 […]

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Wellness

Do Affirmations Really Work?

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

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Podcast

Is Good Enough, Good Enough?

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?

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Podcast

The Connected Parent

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?

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Podcast

What if Burnout Is More Than Just Exhaustion?

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.

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Podcast

Making Meaningful Memories

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

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Wellness

Meditation (For People Who Can’t Meditate)

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.

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Wellness

How to REALLY create a habit

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.

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Hi, I'm Rishma.
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I ran a thriving healthcare practice as a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist for over 20 years. I also earned my PhD and spent time in academic research and teaching positions. Now, I read scientific studies because I'm passionate about personal growth. I use the insights to help me, and our community, live our own XO life.

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