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A Story of Love, Loss and Legacy “Beauty lies not just in objects, but in the stories they carry and the connections they deepen.” Welcome to the XO Conversations podcast, where we delve deep into the essence of living intentionally. I’m Dr. Rishma Walji, and today, I bring you a story that belongs to generations […]

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Finding Joy

How to Deepen Your Gratitude Practice

From Meh To Meaningful A few summers ago, my daughter had a run of tough events. She had a nasty fall off her bike, she caught a bad cold that meant she had to miss a friend’s birthday party and she found out that she needed braces 🙁  Any one of those things would have […]

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Break the Self-Sabotage Cycle

Do you ever make things harder for yourself? You do something that feels good in the moment, but you know it will make you feel worse later? And somehow you just can’t help yourself? People call this self-sabotage, but let’s explore it differently. We don’t self-sabotage on purpose. It’s not like we want to make […]

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Beyond Logic: Emotions In Decision Making

People always say we should make decisions rationally, logically, without emotion.  * Try telling that to someone is deciding if they should quit their job and give up everything to move across the country so they can live with someone they love.  * Try telling that to a woman who just had a miscarriage and is deciding […]

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Growth

Intentional Living While Staying True to Yourself

I’ve always been an independent thinker. I like to follow my own rules, I don’t like to be told what to do, and I am full of ambition (though what that ambition looks like has changed over the years).  While some little girls dream of their wedding day and who they will eventually marry, I […]

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Stress

Protecting Your Mental Wellness On Social Media

Welcome to the XO Conversations Podcast! I’m your curious host Rishma Walji. This podcast is all about personal growth and loving life, usually with a research and science twist.  If you want to live your own extraordinary life, take my free quiz to find out your decision style. And you can get insider access information […]

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Finding Joy

Life Lessons From Looking Back

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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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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