231: The Journey of Healing Through Motherhood With Tennis Star Shheethal Robin Uthappa

by neeta bhushan


Hey there, beautiful souls! Welcome to another heartfelt episode of The Brave Table Podcast. Today, I am so excited to be broadcasting live from Dubai with a truly special guest, the incredible Shheethal Robin Uthappa.

Shheethal’s life story is nothing short of extraordinary – a true testament to resilience and growth. From her early days as a tennis prodigy navigating the high-stakes pressures of professional sport and family dynamics, to her rollercoaster journey through the challenges of motherhood, postpartum depression, and the complexities of marriage, Shheethal brings the real talk. She lays it all out with vulnerability, emphasizing the importance of breaking through societal expectations, embracing your perfectly imperfect self, and the value of open communication in relationships. So, pull up a seat to The Brave Table and join us for this enlightening and deeply moving discussion on growth, healing, and the beautiful journey of self-discovery!

What you’ll get out of this episode… 

Discover the pressures and triumphs of an athletic prodigy

How the journey into motherhood led to a different approach to raising children

The neverending path of healing and self-discovery

Finding love again and navigating the complexities of a second marriage

Uncover postpartum depression and the importance of healing and community

Breaking the taboo – mental health struggles and societal pressures on women and mothers

How resiliency keeps you true to yourself despite societal pressures to conform

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Dr. Neeta Bhushan is a former cosmetic dentist turned best-selling author, international speaker, serial entrepreneur, advocate of mental health & emotional health, and leadership coach. Founder of the Global GRIT Institute and author of the best-selling books Emotional GRIT & The Book of Coaching, Neeta left her large dentistry practice to journey across 45 countries; researching and immersing herself in the field of human behavior health, self-help, and personal development. Her pursuit of knowledge to understand the habits of successful people to create positive life transformation is sparked by her own life experience to overcome extreme adversities; being orphaned at a young age, surviving an abusive marriage of domestic violence, and recovering from extensive loss. Neeta’s approach seamlessly blends the emotional grit & resilience she developed to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and mental illness. The success of her coaching and message has been an inspiration & motivation and continues to transform thousands worldwide. She sets the bar for a new form of leadership for professionals & people of color through capacity building, courage, and meaningful legacy.


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