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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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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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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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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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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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