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.
Welcome to “Talk RX with Doctor Neha.” This week, I have been getting questions about money. While I am not a professor of money, I do know that communication around the subject of money can be awkward and get a little bit crazy. So we’re going to talk about communication around money.
Money can be the source of stress and a lot of exploding, shutting down and people not feeling valued. The first thing I want you to remember about communication around money is first of all that money is not money.
Doctor Neha: Today we have a special guest. Susan is a doctor, colleague, and friend of mine who is being a brave soul this week to ask her communication questions so that all of you can learn.
Susan: Thank you Neha. I’m very happy to be here.
Doctor Neha: Tell me, what is your communication question?
Susan: Well, my question is that, as an employer, I have a whole staff of people working under me.
Doctor Neha: Welcome to Talk RX with Doctor Neha. Today I have a guest named Annalyn who is excited to ask her communication questions so everyone can learn. Welcome and thanks Annalyn.
Annalyn: Thanks for having me.
Doctor Neha: What are you thinking about?
Annalyn: Last night I invited a girlfriend over for dinner because the first time that we made plans, I ended up having a spring ceremony that a friend of mine was hosting.
Welcome to Talk Rx with Dr. Neha. This week’s subject is a touchy one about politics. I received an email from Jenny in North Carolina: “Doctor Neha, to put it lightly, my family and I have opposing views in politics. While I’m often excited on my way to see them and I care about them, I often end up leaving family gatherings devastated, disappointed and not speaking to them for several weeks. How can I engage with my family in a way that helps us stay connected and still stay true to what I believe in?”