The Brave Table with Dr. Neeta Bhushan
May 15, 2023
130: The Power of Living Out Loud: Thrive Through Authenticity and Wholeness with Vasavi Kumar
Today, I’m joined by the lovely Vasavi! Enjoy!
"Once you clear away your sh*t and you know who the F you are, you can now pay that forward to another person. I want people to clear themselves out, courageously pursue their dream, be the dream, live the dream, then help somebody else. What’s the point of all this work if you’re not going back to help those people?"
In today’s episode, we talk about:
Healing from harsh parenting
How you talk to yourself matters
It’s about how you say it, not what you say
The first 2 steps to take to really lead your life
Why you should live your life out loud and what that means
And so much more!
When I think about the ultimate reinvention queen, going from the conventional to completely UNconventional, I think of today’s guest, Vasavi Kumar.
Vasavi has lived many lives. She grew up a first-generation Indian immigrant in a household with strict rules that expected her to follow a conservative life path like her parents (her mother was a cardiologist; her father an accountant).
She tried it out for a while, going to an Ivy League school, getting married to a traditional and conventional Hindu man, and becoming a therapist—all the South Asian ‘good girl’ checks. But ultimately, Vasavi was a brown sheep, and never did things just because. From a young age, she wouldn’t take no for an answer, and was always asking the question—why?
As she began asking herself why and questioning her own life—her marriage, her career, her likes and dislikes—everything changed. Following a divorce after 4 years of marriage, changing careers, a battle with drugs and alcohol, and refusing to be her family’s scapegoat, Vasavi stepped into her power and became the impactful coach she is today (and a chef, and a stand-up comedian—she’s seriously dabbled in it all!)
As unique as her name, the cure for the common existence is Vasavi's inspiration. You are her mission. Let intrigue and passion meet you with a side dish of humor and intelligence in this powerful + juicy episode.
She is one of my dearest girlfriends and I’m so glad that you get to experience her again! Dive in and enjoy!
Connect with Vasavi:
- Find Vasavi on Instagram @mynameisvasavi.
- Order Vasavi’s new book, Say It Out Loud, here.
- Listen to episode 102 with Vas here.
- Listen to Neeta’s episode on Vas’ podcast here.
If you loved this episode...
- Then be sure to listen to Episode 102: Embracing the Joy and Chaos of Motherhood with Vasavi Kumar. Apple | Spotify
- You’ll love Episode 39: Second Chances at Life, Manifesting through Contrast, and Responsible Leadership with Jenna Phillips Ballard. Apple | Spotify
- Episode 55: ‘How To Be More Bold & Colorful in All Areas of Your Life with Paola Mathé’ is right up your alley! Apple | Spotify
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