Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
Hitha Palepu is a multi-hyphenate’s multi-hyphenate – author, pharmaceutical CEO, media entrepreneur, lifestyle influencer, investor, speaker, curator of smart reads and cool products – plus stalwart family woman as a wife, mom and co-worker in the family business. (And if you know her, you know that’s just scratching the surface!) With so many priorities – and identities – in play, how does Hitha prioritize, juggle, balance and still make sure she is looking after her own health? (Especially leading up to a scheduled hysterectomy.) In this frank and thoughtful conversation, “Your New Life Blend” host Shoshanna Hecht talks to Hitha about the privilege of boundaries, planting seeds and tending them over seasons, rejecting boxes “that are meant to keep us small,” and the cathartic satisfaction of seeing a woman’s anger be validated on “Vanderpump Rules.”
Note: This episode was recorded a few weeks prior to Hitha’s hysterectomy in late June 2023, which she writes about here:
My Hysterectomy Experience: https://only-smart-things.beehiiv.com/p/hysterectomy
Website: Hitha On The Go
5 Smart Reads: https://hitha.beehiiv.com/