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!
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: Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. I have Jess here in Bali, and she wanted to ask some communication questions. She’s brave enough to do it so that all of you can learn while she’s in the hot seat. So welcome, Jess.
Jess: Thank you.
Doctor Neha: So tell me what are you thinking about? What else could we be thinking about with our watermelon and papaya drinks?
Jess: What I’ve been thinking about is when you’re in relationships and you really feel like a relationship is coming to an end.
Welcome to TalkRx with Doctor Neha. I’m filming from Bali. Today’s episode is about giving feedback and that ping-pong game of blame that can sometimes happen when you let someone know of an issue that could be improved.
Right before I came to Bali, I was a retreat center where several monks were also there meditating and having a retreat. I was waiting in line at the front desk when one monk walked up to the front desk.