Today I’m chatting with Dr. Neeta Bhushan, a world-renowned emotional health advocate and expert in the areas of grit and resilience. In this episode, we talk about her new book That Sucked. Now What?: How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess, embracing the suck, and how to get back up after life inevitably knocks us down.
Neeta has shared her thought leadership on international stages, is the host of her popular podcast The Brave Table, and has authored best-selling books such as Emotional GRIT: 8 Steps to Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Thoughts, and Change Your World. She’s also been featured on Forbes, Entrepreneur, NBC, Verve, Tatler Magazine and more. Talk about a powerhouse!
01:09 Neeta’s story of loss and grief
13:30 Finding magic in the mess
18:00 Amor Fati
26:00 Moving beyond the suck
37:20 The pain of a breakup
39:18 Taking action
46:11 Integrating all parts of yourself
54:03 Big ignite vs. small ignite moments
56:25 Spend time with a child
1:02:25 Healthy anger