Ana Paula: Welcome to the Wake Up, Wild Heart virtual summit. My name is Ana Paula, and I’m a holistic wellness teacher and transformational coach. I am so excited to introduce to you the incredibly brilliant and kind Doctor Neha Sangwan. Doctor Neha is the CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, an internal medical physician, a communication expert, the author of TalkRx, and the creator of the i-Five Conversation. Dr. Neha, it is a pleasure to have you here with us today.
Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. Several people have been asking me in different ways to talk about boundaries. What are they? What are healthy boundaries? Are they different in different situations? The answer is yes. I started to think about boundaries based on the questions I’ve been hearing.
There are different kinds of boundaries. There are physical boundaries, like those that are delineated on a map and separate countries. This is our side of the line,
Doctor Neha: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. Today we’re going to do something I’ve never done before. We’re going to have three of us on at the same time and see how that conversation turns out. Welcome, Salma, and welcome, Jess.
Jess: Thank you.
Salma: Thank you.
Doctor Neha: What topic seems relevant for you right now? What’s up that you would want to talk about and get all of our opinions on and explore?
Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. I received a question from a traveler that I wanted to share with you. She wrote, “My sister and I are very close in age, and we’ve had very similar childhood and family friends our whole lives. My sister’s personality is very direct. Sometimes that’s hard for people. I’ve noticed that as we’ve grown older some of those friends that we used to have in common have gravitated more to me than they have to my sister.
Doctor Neha: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. We are filming from Bali, and I have a special guest today. She’s a nurse. She’s traveling from Western Australia, Perth to be exact, and her name is Michelle. Welcome.
Michelle: Thank you so much for having me.
Doctor Neha: You are so welcome. I was so curious about you after we met and about your travels and all the self-reflection that happens in Bali.
Doctor Neha: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. So glad you’re joining us. We’re filming in Bali. This is Jess, and I’m so glad she’s back. She had a few more communication questions, so she was willing to come back and join us.
Jess: Thank you. Good to be back with you.
Doctor Neha: So tell me what’s on your mind.
Jess: I’ve been thinking about a question that’s come up for me: how do you communicate with your friends,
Kim: Dr. Neha Sangwan is an internal medicine physician who drove herself to burnout and thus became something of an evangelist for dealing with stress. She’s the CEO and the founder of Intuitive Intelligence—that’s the name of the company, rather than the trait itself—and an international speaker who teaches people to read their own body signals and to communicate. Dr. Sangwan is here to speak at the World Women 2017 Conference in Auckland [New Zealand]. Good morning!
Doctor Neha: Good morning,
Doctor Neha: Welcome to Talk Rx with Doctor Neha in Bali. I have a wonderful guest with me here today, Cassie. Welcome.
Cassie: Thanks, Neha.
Doctor Neha: We were talking a little earlier and you said you had some questions.
Cassie: Yeah, I’m working on my book, My Pursuit of Peace.
Doctor Neha: Congratulations.
Cassie: It’s coming out soon, but I’m nervous about how I’ll be able to convey the questions around the topic.
Today’s topic is a juicy one: blended families, exes, and the drama that can come from those interchanges. Today’s question came about from sitting next to this lovely woman on the plane. She and her husband were sitting next to me. Her name is Debbie. She complained that her husband never stands up for her and never defends her. I asked, “Well, can you tell me what you mean by that?”
And she told me the following story: “Frank and his ex-wife have a few children.
Doctor Neha: Hi, and welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. I have Salma with me, a brave soul who is willing to ask her communication questions so that all of you can learn as she does. Welcome.
Salma: Thank you. Great to be here.
Doctor Neha: What have you been thinking about?
Salma: Well, I’ve been thinking about the idea of Facebook and de-friending friends. So much of our lives are on Facebook,