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How do I figure out what I want? How do I say no? How do I turn my hobby into passive income? Why do I feel so anxious and how do I stop feeling this way? I have so many ideas and I don't know where to begin? ⁣⁣⁣⁣Welcome to the Being Human with Vasavi podcast where your relentless host Vasavi Kumar sits down week after week with top thought leaders, creative artists, business savvy entrepreneurs, and health and wellness experts to help you get out of your head and into action. There's something for everyone here on the podcast. From setting goals with soul, mental health, to marketing, and learning to love ourselves no matter what, Vasavi shares simple, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement today to become the person you know you can be. Along with her guests, you'll get to hear what goes on behind-the-scenes of their lives and businesses so you can get moving. This is YOUR TIME to hear the stories, get the knowledge, and take action on your biggest dreams. Here on Being Human with Vasavi, we believe that when you KNOW YOURSELF, you can BE, DO, and HAVE ANYTHING you want. It's your time to shine. Learn more at vasavikumar.com

Being Human with Vasavi Vasavi Kumar

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

How do I figure out what I want? How do I say no? How do I turn my hobby into passive income? Why do I feel so anxious and how do I stop feeling this way? I have so many ideas and I don't know where to begin? ⁣⁣⁣⁣Welcome to the Being Human with Vasavi podcast where your relentless host Vasavi Kumar sits down week after week with top thought leaders, creative artists, business savvy entrepreneurs, and health and wellness experts to help you get out of your head and into action. There's something for everyone here on the podcast. From setting goals with soul, mental health, to marketing, and learning to love ourselves no matter what, Vasavi shares simple, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement today to become the person you know you can be. Along with her guests, you'll get to hear what goes on behind-the-scenes of their lives and businesses so you can get moving. This is YOUR TIME to hear the stories, get the knowledge, and take action on your biggest dreams. Here on Being Human with Vasavi, we believe that when you KNOW YOURSELF, you can BE, DO, and HAVE ANYTHING you want. It's your time to shine. Learn more at vasavikumar.com

    6 Reasons Smart, Successful Women Attract Toxic Partners

    6 Reasons Smart, Successful Women Attract Toxic Partners

    Today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast is addressing one of the biggest challenges I’m noticing with my female clients: Attracting toxic partners.
    As someone who has gone through this hell, I understand how frustrating it can be to not only be in the relationship, but wondering why you keep attracting types of partners to you.
    Well, in this episode we’re addressing some of the root causes of these attractions, how certain situations can blind you to toxic traits, and the solutions I’ve found to strengthen the relationship with yourself and address these toxic relationships head on.
    Let’s do this.


    Resources and Links from the Show: 
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi


    Key moments to tune in for:
    [3:04] The epidemic among smart, successful women[8:29] The relationships that take too much work[21:06] Suffering and space in your relationships[25:33] Knowing when to walk away and other solutions


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    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 31 min
    Turning Childhood Adversity into Your CEO Superpowers

    Turning Childhood Adversity into Your CEO Superpowers

    It can be difficult sometimes to recognize how our trauma in childhood affects us, but in today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast, we’re addressing how often our business decisions and lives overall are a response to something we faced in our early years.
    Trauma manifests in different ways through adulthood, but regardless of what you went through, as you work through it, there are ways to recover your power from those situations.
    You no longer have to be weighed down by your past experiences because in this we’re turning your adversity into success as a CEO.


    Resources and Links from the Show: 
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi


    Key moments to tune in for:
    [3:04] The reality of growing up and how it affects us now[10:46] Simple ways to recover your power from adversity[21:44] Finding a sense of meaning through hardship


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    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 26 min
    Ellen Crook x Jenna Irvin x Vasavi Kumar: Soulmate Relationships & Showing Up Vulnerably

    Ellen Crook x Jenna Irvin x Vasavi Kumar: Soulmate Relationships & Showing Up Vulnerably

    Today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast I’m welcoming Jenna Irvin and Ellen Crook, the hosts of the “She’s My Person Podcast” and we’re talking about the relationships that affect us in our lives.
    Jenna and Ellen are best friends who are committed to talking about real life, friendship, and everything in between with their signature cocktail of vulnerability and authenticity, and today we’re discussing how they keep their soulmate friendship in the face of their respective romantic relationships and their businesses.
    We also dive a bit into vulnerability and how you can show up authentically without exhausting yourself or attracting the type of people who drain you.
    Let’s get to it.

    Resources and Links from the Show: 
    Listen to Jenna & Ellen’s podcastFollow them on Instagram

    Links from your show host, Vasavi Kumar 
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi




    Key moments to tune in for:
    [3:19] What makes a soulmate friendship last[16:03] The type of energy that can ruin relationships[26:04] Privacy, value, and sharing authentically on social media[32:50] Red flags and the relationships that ruin you or help you rise[38:02] A reminder about friendships 


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    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 41 min
    Kate Northrup x Vasavi Kumar: The Truth About Your Menstrual Cycle & Productivity

    Kate Northrup x Vasavi Kumar: The Truth About Your Menstrual Cycle & Productivity

    On today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast, I’m talking with Kate Northrup all about how your menstrual cycle affects your productivity and how you can use this inner tool to be happier, healthier, and more effective in your business.
    I don’t know about you, but there’s not much out there about the female cycle and productivity. Most of the time, as women, we get lost in the ebbs and flows, the constant ups and downs that are our hormones, but Kate has figured out how to use her monthly cycle to her advantage.
    As an entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, and mother, Kate has built a multimedia educational platform that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. Her work has been featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, Women’s Health, Glamour, and more.
    She’s committed to supporting ambitious women to light up the world without burning themselves out, and teaches data and soul-driven time and energy management practices that result in saving time, making more money, and experiencing less stress through her Do Less Planner, her programs, and her books, Do Less and Money: A Love Story.
    I cannot wait for you to use the best practices she has around your monthly cycle so you can skyrocket your success, feel better overall, and truly create a schedule that works for you.
    Let’s get to it.


    Key moments to tune in for:
    [4:29] How your menstrual cycle phases affects you and the most productive thing to do in each one[23:39] When to let go versus ramp up, according to your cycle[31:29] A daily energy tracker practice that takes less than 5 minutes per day[38:42] Kate’s favorite rituals and practices leading up to her periodResources and Links from the Show: 
    Kate’s WebsiteKate’s InstagramKate’s FacebookKate’s YoutubeKate’s latest book, Do LessDo Less Weekly Planning RitualLinks from your show host, Vasavi Kumar:
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi

    More About Your Show Host:
    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 49 min
    Ruby Warrington x Vasavi Kumar: Shining A Light On Sobriety & Societal Alcoholism

    Ruby Warrington x Vasavi Kumar: Shining A Light On Sobriety & Societal Alcoholism

    Today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast I got to sit down with Ruby Warrington, the voice behind the term “Sober Curious,” and we really dug into the topic of alcohol.
    As you all know, I’m a recovering addict, about to be 2 years sober, so this topic is near and dear to my heart.
    Now Ruby is the author of the 2019 book “Sober Curious” and her work has spearheaded a global movement to reevaluate our relationship to alcohol, which made her perspective so powerful to hear. She’s the founder of “Now Age” lifestyle platform The Numinous, and with 20 years’ experience as a lifestyle journalist, Ruby is also a sought-after speaker, book doula, podcaster, and brand consultant, and is known as a true thought leader in the modern wellness space.
    In this conversation, Ruby and I get really personal about our relationships with alcohol and how it’s often used to numb deep-rooted pain, along with how to truly explore the ideas behind alcohol use and the things we suffer from that make us want to use it.
    This sobriety discussion is seriously illuminating.


    Resources and Links from the Show: 
    RubyWarrington.comPurchase Sober CuriousPurchase Ruby Warrington BooksInstagramFacebookThe Sober Curious Podcast

    Links from your show host, Vasavi Kumar:
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi


    Key moments to tune in for:
    [6:40] An introduction to being sober curious [17:00] What led Ruby to think differently about drinking[32:06] Chasing the feeling and what’s behind it[45:03] Stepping away from alcohol to reconnect with ourselves---------
    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 57 min
    How to Deal with Guilt When Setting Boundaries

    How to Deal with Guilt When Setting Boundaries

    Today’s episode of The Being Human Podcast is all about that pesky guilt we feel when we set expectations and limits for ourselves and the people in our lives.
    The truth is setting boundaries is one of the major factors that plays into the guilt we may have.
    We’ve lived for so long without addressing what we need that when we ask for it, not everyone may react well and there’s often guilt that comes up when we define how we want to be treated. 
    However, there’s a difference between earned and unearned guilt.
    So in today’s episode I’m diving into exactly what these two types of guilt look like and how we can address them without the unnecessary guilt clouding our mind and slowing us down.
    Let’s dive in.


    Resources and Links from the Show: 
    Take my FREE quiz to find out how well you know yourself and where to start using that to skyrocket your biz success: https://www.vasavikumar.com/takethequiz
    Join the MIND Your Own BUSINESS community here: http://vasavikumar.com/membership
    Connect with Vasavi on Instagram: @mynameisvasavi




    Key moments to tune in for:
    [5:48] Why we feel the guilt[8:49] When you feel like you have to say, “yes”[19:40] Strategies to deal with unearned guilt[22:23] 4 Things to remember the next time you set boundaries and feel guilt


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    Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what you want, by mastering their mind.
    Vasavi holds dual Masters degrees in Special Education from Hofstra University and Social Work from Columbia University. She’s the host of the Being Human with Vasavi Podcast and Former Co-Host of Studio 512, a lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Austin, TX. She's been featured in The Wall Street Journal, FOX, VH1, and was a regular on NBC’s Kansas City Live as the “Keepin’ It Real Guru.” She believes that when you cultivate a solid relationship with yourself, you can be, do, and create anything you want.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Leannnnimal ,

One of my absolute favorites

I’d give this podcast 10 stars if I could! Great guests, great topics and Vasavi’s personality and vulnerability makes her podcast stand out in a crowded field of these types of podcasts!

KassChavez ,

Love this podcast!!

I really enjoy this podcast!! I first learned of Vasavi from Mark Groves podcast, and had to immediately subscribe! She is so raw and authentic. I feel like she is the big sister I never had. Love seeing woman of color shine, and share their much needed stories.

withshayda ,

Realest of the real

Love listening to Vasavi’s voice! It’s so soothing and yet commanding. Plus her guests are INCREDIBLE and she does a great job getting them to share their story and journey being human. She just keeps it’s real and I really appreciate the dose of honesty from the podcast!

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