Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha from Bali. I am so thrilled to be spending a long time in Bali and filming from here. One of the questions that keeps coming up in various forms is, “How do I know if I can trust someone else—trust a new place, trust a new boss, trust my partner after they’ve betrayed me?” It got me thinking about this word trust. How is it that you know whether you can trust someone else or some other place?
Doctor Neha: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. We’re filming in Bali, and I have a special guest, Salma. Salma lives in London and is travelling in Bali. As soon as we started talking, she said she would be willing to ask her question live and be brave so all of you could learn as she learns. Welcome, Salma.
Doctor Neha: So good to have you here.
Salma: Lovely to be here.
Doctor Neha: Hi and welcome to Talk Rx with Doctor Neha. I’m in Bali, and I met a new friend, Jess. Jess is a chef on a yacht. It’s her J-O-B, and I was so fascinated when I heard that. I asked her if she struggles with any communication questions. She was very open and willing and brave to say, “I’ll give it a go, and let other people learn while I learn.” So thank you for your bravery.
Hi, and welcome to Talk Rx with Doctor Neha.
I’m filming from Bali and a New Year’s topic has been resonating with me here. Since I’m sweating a lot in this hot, humid climate, experiencing a new relationship with my body, and eating all organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free, everything is just so real and natural. For instance, my morning papaya drink has fresh mint in it and even the straw is made from a papaya stem.
The new year is a great time to reflect on the lessons you’ve learned. I’m again reminded of the importance of setting clear intentions. I‘ve spent many a year focusing on other people’s needs and desires, without having a clue as to what I wanted. This resulted in an endless, exhaustive dance to make others happy, while I was left feeling lonely and resentful. As a recovering people-pleaser, the most important lesson I’ve learned is that I need to get clear about what I want and then,
Doctor Neha: Hi, I am so excited because my friend Anita Moorjani is here with us today. We’d love to have a conversation and share with you a bit of our journey and some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned. Anita, welcome.
Anita: Thank you.
Doctor Neha: How about if you just start with a little bit about your journey?
Anita: Sure. February 2, 2006, should have been my last day of life. If the doctors were right,
Doctor Neha: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. Today I have a special guest Raheel who I have met recently. He’s an engineer and an entrepreneur doing some incredible work in biomedical engineering. That’s my field so I connected to him immediately. He has agreed to share his communication questions. I just want to start by saying how brave and amazing I think you are.
Doctor Neha: Tell me you read TalkRx,
Doctor Neha: Today I’m with Elizabeth. She’s a nurse practitioner and she has some communication questions that she’d like to ask. As always, I want to applaud anyone who’s willing to do their own learning in a way that they can share those learnings with others. Thank you, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: You’re welcome.
Doctor Neha: What are you thinking about, what question?
Elizabeth: When I see a client, a patient, for the first time,
Doctor Neha: How many people do you know in your life who would be willing to ask their question and not only learn themselves, but allow other people to learn on the journey with them? I hope [Tah] inspires you with her bravery and courage because she inspires me. Welcome Tah.
Tah: Thank you. I’m happy to be here.
Doctor Neha: It’s so good to have you. Tell me what communication question have you been pondering?
As you prepare to travel for the holidays, are you packing your invisible armour to wear during family drama? Do others’ strong emotions, such as anger—even if not directed toward you—make your insides churn? As soon as someone raises their voice, do you panic and locate the nearest exit?
As joyful as it is to be with those you love, family time often comes with the need to navigate emotionally charged situations. Confrontation or escape may seem like your only options. But this year, you can do it differently. Watch Galit, a brave soul, as she unravels the mystery of why she shuts down and learns to reconstruct her response in the face of anger.