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Let’s get brave as we navigate this human experience together with lots of love, new perspectives, and a dose of laughter along the way.

The Brave Table with Dr. Neeta Bhushan Dr. Neeta Bhushan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 134 Ratings

Grab a seat at The Brave Table for unfiltered conversations about all the unpredictable moments we face on our journey through life—the raw, the real, the messy—and how to overcome them and thrive.

This is your oasis for the next season of who you are becoming—where you defeat your imposter syndrome, ditch comparing your life to others, embrace the unconventional, and recognize your evolution and expansion.

Join host Dr. Neeta Bhushan, a former dentist turned author, serial entrepreneur, and mama of two, for weekly episodes on strengthening your mental health and emotional fitness so you can face challenges with grace and grit.

Let’s get brave as we navigate this human experience together with lots of love, new perspectives, and a dose of laughter along the way.

    241: How To Turn Your Child’s “Mental Mess” Into Resilience with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    241: How To Turn Your Child’s “Mental Mess” Into Resilience with Dr. Caroline Leaf

    Hey, Brave Table fam! This episode is a powerhouse of wisdom and heart as I sit down with the brilliant Dr. Caroline Leaf. We're diving deep into the fascinating intersections of neuroscience, brain health, and resilience, especially for us moms navigating anxiety and motherhood. Dr. Leaf shares her incredible journey from aspiring neurosurgeon to pioneering the field of psychoneurobiology. Together, we explore how adverse experiences shape resilience in our children and the groundbreaking NeuroCycle platform designed to transform mental health.



    What you'll get out of this episode… 


    What is a NeuroCycle and how can it help manage mental health?
    Understanding neuroplasticity, anxiety & ADHD in children.
    How to cope and safely introduce phones and screens to kids regardless of age. 
    How far is too far in gentle parenting? 
    Are you a helicopter parent or a safety net parent? How children develop resilience. 
    Why feeling your feelings is not always a good thing. 
    Unlocking resilience: How to have mind of matter, mind & emotional regulation. 

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    Connect with today’s guest, Dr. Caroline Leaf:

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    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 52 min
    240: What Successful Couples Do Differently During Conflicts

    240: What Successful Couples Do Differently During Conflicts

    Welcome back to The Brave Table, my loves! Pull up a seat and get cozy, because today we’re diving into the art of navigating conflict and coming out even stronger on the other side. Whether you’ve found yourself in a heated argument with someone you love or you’re trying to figure out how to handle those tricky situations with grace, this episode is for you. I’ll be sharing juicy insights from a transformative couples retreat, personal stories, and practical tips to help you turn conflict into collaboration. So, grab your favorite drink, get comfortable, and let’s get a little braver together.



    What you'll get out of this episode… 


    Embracing conflict as a natural, healthy opportunity for growth and deeper connection
    Understand your style - In conflicts are you a bulldozer or a collapser? 
    How can emotional regulation dis-charge you before addressing conflicts
    Why we should seek to understand before needing to be being understood
    Recognize if you have anxious or avoidant attachment styles and the role they play
    Creating solutions that value collaboration over coercion

    To receive a free gift, email a screenshot of your 5 star review of The Brave Table to support@globalgrit.co 😘



    Hey loves! If you loved this episode…

    Follow along for more tips, more community, and more resources to brave a better you!

    www.instagram.com/neetabhushan + www.instagram.com/thebravetable 

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    Grab the book “High Functioning Anxiety” by Dr. Lalitaa Suglani → Here

    Want more?

    Visit the website and order your copy of “That Sucked, Now What?”  → https://thatsuckednowwhat.com/



    Want to become a Certified Embodiment Coach? Learn more here → Here



    Learn more about Highest Self Institute and Dharma Coaching Institute → highestselfinstitute.com

    Take just 2 minutes and find what YOUR emotional type is by taking  my FREE quiz here →  theemotionalreset.com/quiz

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    Ep.#228 Relationship Hacks Every Married Couple Must Know with Ajit Nawalkha (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Ep.#229 The Hidden Signs of High-Functioning Anxiety You Need to Know with Dr. Lalitaa Suglani (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Ep.#226 Healing From Trauma Through Self-Discovery and Inner Work with Sara Al Madani (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 28 min
    239: From Business Challenges to Personal Healing With CXO Talks Souniya Khurana

    239: From Business Challenges to Personal Healing With CXO Talks Souniya Khurana

    Hey there, beautiful souls! In this heartfelt episode of The Brave Table, we dive deep with Souniya Khurana, an extraordinary storyteller and entrepreneur who has turned her passion for stories into a thriving content media creation company. Join me, Dr. Neeta Bhushan, as I sit down with a dear friend whose journey is nothing short of inspiring. From her early entrepreneurial ventures to building a creative content business, we discuss the power of storytelling, navigating failures, and the transformative journey of healing tragedy and loss through Vipassana meditation. This episode is packed with wisdom and bravery that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on the world. So pull up a seat and let’s dive in!



    What you'll get out of this episode… 


    Finding the blessings in tragedy and transforming your pain into purpose
    Embracing storytelling as a superpower 
    Discover the importance of failure and pivots, and how to leverage it to your advantage  
    Learn about Vipassana and how it can benefit your own healing journey 
    Healing through unbearable and heart wrenching loss 
    Emotional freedom: Why forgiveness and resilience is a powerful ally 

    To receive a free gift, email a screenshot of your 5 star review of The Brave Table to support@globalgrit.co 😘



    Hey loves! If you loved this episode…

    Follow along for more tips, more community, and more resources to brave a better you!

    www.instagram.com/neetabhushan + www.instagram.com/thebravetable 

    https://neetabhushan.com

    SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE

    Connect with today’s guest, Souniya Khurana

    Instagram @souniya.khurana

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/souniyakhurana/

    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/@souniya.khurana

    The CXO Talk Podcast

    Learn more about Vipassana here: Vipassana Meditation Website

    Want more?

    Visit the website and order your copy of “That Sucked, Now What?”  → https://thatsuckednowwhat.com/



    Want to become a Certified Embodiment Coach? Learn more here → Here



    Learn more about Highest Self Institute and Dharma Coaching Institute → highestselfinstitute.com

    Take just 2 minutes and find what YOUR emotional type is by taking  my FREE quiz here →  theemotionalreset.com/quiz

    For a weekly dose of my hacks, tools, & tips to emotionally reset, join my newsletter here → yourweeklyreset.com



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    Ep.#226 Healing From Trauma Through Self-Discovery and Inner Work with Sara Al Madani (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 40 min
    238: What Family Talks Can Reveal About Generational Healing with Bua

    238: What Family Talks Can Reveal About Generational Healing with Bua

    Welcome to The Brave Table with Dr. Neeta Bhushan! In this heartwarming and candid episode, we dive deep into generational trauma, resilience, and the power of embracing our true selves. Join me as I welcome a very special guest, my bonus mom, my Bua, for an open-hearted conversation about the challenges and triumphs of growing up in a strict household, navigating cultural expectations, and finding our own path to happiness and success. Get ready for a dose of tough love as we explore the complex dynamics of family relationships and the journey to self-acceptance! So grab a chai, pull up a seat and let’s dive into some brave conversations!



    What you'll get out of this episode… 

    Embracing all your parts and the depth of your emotional self. 

    Discover how strict households can foster a strong sense of independence and self-reliance.

    Influence of cultural and societal expectations on dating and marriage

    How breaking generational cycles of trauma can lead to healthier relationships and personal growth.

    Navigating cultural expectations while remaining true to your authentic self.

    Becoming “Untraditional”: How living with an open mind in a traditional family led to new opportunities. 

    Why honest and open communication is crucial in family relationships, especially in traditional families.

    To receive a free gift, email a screenshot of your 5 star review of The Brave Table to support@globalgrit.co 😘

    SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE



    Hey loves! If you loved this episode…

    Follow along for more tips, more community, and more resources to brave a better you!

    www.instagram.com/neetabhushan + www.instagram.com/thebravetable 

    https://neetabhushan.com

    Want more?

    Visit the website and order your copy of “That Sucked, Now What?”  → https://thatsuckednowwhat.com/



    Want to become a Certified Embodiment Coach? Learn more here → Here



    Learn more about Highest Self Institute and Dharma Coaching Institute → highestselfinstitute.com

    Take just 2 minutes and find what YOUR emotional type is by taking  my FREE quiz here →  theemotionalreset.com/quiz

    For a weekly dose of my hacks, tools, & tips to emotionally reset, join my newsletter here → yourweeklyreset.com



    If you loved this episode, check out…

    Ep.#227 Dr. Sahaj Kohli On Changing Cultural Views on Mental Health Through Therapy (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Ep.#226 Healing From Trauma Through Self-Discovery and Inner Work with Sara Al Madani (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Ep.#208 Sara Hamdan on How Storytelling Can Rewrite Cultural Narratives (Apple | Spotify | YouTube)

    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 43 min
    237: Finding Your Purpose With John Miles’ Passion Struck

    237: Finding Your Purpose With John Miles’ Passion Struck

    Hey Brave Table fam! I'm absolutely thrilled to have the one and only John R. Miles on the show today. John is the brilliant mind behind the massively successful Passion Struck podcast and the author of the game-changing book, "Passion Struck: 12 Powerful Principles to Unlock Your Purpose and Ignite Your Most Intentional Life." In this episode, John takes us on an inspiring journey from his corporate executive days to becoming a leading voice in helping others find their passion and purpose. Get ready for some real talk, vulnerable moments, and practical tips to ignite your own passion and lead a life of intentionality. So pull up a seat and join us at The Brave Table, you won't want to miss this!



    What you'll get out of this episode… 


    How facing and overcoming difficulties builds resilience and fuels your passions.
    Why constantly evolving and reinventing oneself is crucial for personal and professional growth.
    Discover the power of boundaries: Protect your energy and focus on what truly matters.
    Explore how small, deliberate actions can lead to significant life changes and fulfillment.
    Cultivate self-awareness and mindfulness to understand your true self and passions.

    To receive a free gift, email a screenshot of your 5 star review of The Brave Table to support@globalgrit.co 😘



    Hey loves! If you loved this episode…

    Follow along for more tips, more community, and more resources to brave a better you!

    www.instagram.com/neetabhushan + www.instagram.com/thebravetable 

    https://neetabhushan.com

    See Neeta on John’s podcast → Here 

    Connect with today’s guest, John Miles 

    Get the Book → https://passionstruck.com/passion-struck-book/

    @John_RMiles

    @milesjohn

    @john_r_miles

    @passion_struck_podcast

    @JohnRMiles

    https://johnrmiles.com/

    Want more?

    Visit the website and order your copy of “That Sucked, Now What?”  → https://thatsuckednowwhat.com/



    Want to become a Certified Embodiment Coach? Learn more here → Here



    Learn more about Highest Self Institute and Dharma Coaching Institute → highestselfinstitute.com

    Take just 2 minutes and find what YOUR emotional type is by taking  my FREE quiz here →  theemotionalreset.com/quiz

    For a weekly dose of my hacks, tools, & tips to emotionally reset, join my newsletter here → yourweeklyreset.com



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    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    236: The Truth About Forever Relationships And What We're Getting Wrong

    236: The Truth About Forever Relationships And What We're Getting Wrong

    Welcome loves to a special episode of The Brave Table, where we dive deep into the heart of love and relationships. Celebrating 7 years of marriage with my husband, Ajit Nawalka, I’m uncovering the secrets to building a lasting, thriving relationship. From navigating breakups and divorces to reigniting the spark in long-term partnerships, I’m spilling the chai on our personal journey and practical insights. Learn how to communicate effectively, fight fair, and maintain the perfect balance of individuality and togetherness. Whether you're looking for "the one" or spicing up your current relationship, this episode is packed with inspiration and guidance that can take your love life to a whole new level! So pull up a seat and join me Dr. Neeta Bhushan, as we dive in. 



    What you'll get out of this episode… 


    From toxic relationships, to finding my King
    Recognizing the impact of mental health on relationships
    Balancing individuality and togetherness: Freedom & growth in healthy relationships 
    Identifying and navigating red flags in relationships
    Establishing boundaries: how productive fighting can strengthen relationships

    To receive a free gift, email a screenshot of your 5 star review of The Brave Table to support@globalgrit.co 😘



    Hey loves! If you loved this episode…

    Follow along for more tips, more community, and more resources to brave a better you!

    www.instagram.com/neetabhushan + www.instagram.com/thebravetable 

    https://neetabhushan.com

    X: @neetabhushan

    YouTube: @neetabhushan 

    Brave Conversations 6-Week Immersion: Learn More https://neetabhushan.com/braveconversations 



    Want more?

    Visit the website and order your copy of “That Sucked, Now What?”  → https://thatsuckednowwhat.com/



    Want to become a Certified Embodiment Coach? Learn more here → Here



    Learn more about Highest Self Institute and Dharma Coaching Institute → highestselfinstitute.com

    Take just 2 minutes and find what YOUR emotional type is by taking  my FREE quiz here →  theemotionalreset.com/quiz

    For a weekly dose of my hacks, tools, & tips to emotionally reset, join my newsletter here → yourweeklyreset.com



    If you loved this episode, check out…

    Ep.#228 Relationship Hacks Every Married Couple Must Know with Ajit Nawalkha (Apple | Spotify)

    Ep.#224 How Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies Can Revolutionize Society with Teal Swan (Apple | Spotify)

    Ep.#215 Find Freedom From Codependency With Mark Groves + Kylie McBeath (Apple | Spotify)



    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, and advocate for mental and emotional health. As a leadership coach and founder of the Global GRIT Institute, she has authored best-selling books such as "That Sucked, Now What?", "Emotional GRIT", and "The Book of Coaching". 

    Neeta left her successful dentistry practice to travel across 45 countries, immersing herself in the fields of human behavioral health, self-help, and personal development. Her quest to understand the habits of successful people and create positive life transformations was driven by her own experiences overcoming extreme adversities, including being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage, and recovering from extreme loss.

    Her approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit and resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. Neeta’s coaching and message have inspired and motivated thousands worldwide, setting a new standard for leadership among professionals and people of color through capacity building, courage, and creating a meaningful legacy.

    • 45 min

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