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Feb 6, 2023

That Sucked, Now What? Cultivating Resilience with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

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Anger, Grief, Loss, Resilience, Transformation


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!


  • The stoic practice of Amor Fati and how it changed Neeta’s perspective on the hardships she experienced as a young woman
  • Using the pain of a rock bottom as fuel for transformation
  • Actionable tools for building resilience

00:00 Intro 

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

44:01 Validation 

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