70: How To Be Brave in Creating Deep Friendships and Meaningful Support Circles With Dr. Neeta Bhushan

by neeta bhushan


Do you struggle with friendships? If so, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common challenges I hear from people. Life gets so busy that you don’t get to spend quality time with those you love. Or you recognize how much you’ve grown, and the company you keep hasn’t. Maybe you’re just sick of the status quo, shooting the same old sh*t, gossiping, going to restaurants, and you’re looking for ways to connect more meaningfully with others. 

One of my superpowers is cultivating community and deep friendships. This goes back to when my mom passed away, and I turned to my loved ones to help me get through it. In this unapologetic season of my life, it looks like planning trips and throwing events that WOW people and leave them feeling connected—like when I planned a trip for 16 of my closest friends this summer to Turkey or a few weekends ago celebrating my 40th birthday with my bestie!

Whatever season you’re in, your friends should be a reflection of that. So let’s explore how you can create deep friendships and meaningful support circles as a part of your growth and evolution.  

Here’s what we get into in this episode… 

– How to use my free Intention Setting Planner to elevate your life with your friends, your partner, your family, your colleagues, and yourself for the rest of 2022

– My 4-step framework for cultivating deep friendships

– Practical tools and rituals you can use to strengthen your connections and friendships today

– How to create a container where you can share your gifts 

– Planning experiential events for you and your loved ones

– And much more!

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Pursuing Your Dharma To Be Your Highest Self with Sahara Rose

Sharing Your Bravest Story with Selena Soo

Card decks I mention in this episode… 

A Yogic Path Oracle Deck from Sahara Rose 

Animal Power Card Deck by Alyson Charles

Best Self card decks

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