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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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Podcast

Moving Towards Your Goals Faster

Do you know what you want in life? Do you want more out of life? Regardless of what you want in your life, whether it’s more fun, more peace of mind, more achievement, it’s important to match your goals with your actions. And that’s the difference between letting life happen, and being intentional. Life is […]

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Finding Joy

Redefining Success (Part 3): Interview with Coco Ma

Today I’m including a bonus episode. It’s a departure from my usual podcast programming. If you’ve noticed, the past few episodes are really focussed on my kids.  It started with me re-defining success (if you haven’t listened to that one, it’s a good one). Then part 2 was an interview with my 13 year old […]

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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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Mindset

How To Change Your Parenting Relationship

Parenting is hard. We love our child so deeply and we want what’s best for them. Trying to show up consistently as your best self, managing your stress and emotions and being able to help your child through their stress and emotions, takes a lot of effort all the time. And it changes from stage […]

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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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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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Mindset

Adding a little ‘Extra’

I don’t want life to be ordinary. I want it to be extraordinary. The difference is just a little extra. How do you define living ‘a little extra’? 

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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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