Thriving
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Tune in bi-weekly and discover your new sanctuary—an intimate space where we explore resilience and rediscover the path to thriving.

Hosted by Nitika Chopra
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How to Embrace Change Right Now | Emily Tisch Sussman

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra and Emily Tisch Sussman discuss the concept of pivoting and how personal experiences can shape professional narratives.

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Episode 52: Need a Trauma Transformation? Watch This! | Kelly Campbell

In this episode, Nitika Chopra interviews Kelly Campbell, a trauma-informed leadership coach and author of the book 'Heal to Lead'. They discuss topics such as personal growth, trauma integration, and the use of plant medicine.

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Episode 51: Mastering the Sacred in Life and Friendship with Sarah Jenks

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra and Sarah Jenks discuss their deep friendship and the journey they have taken together. They reflect on their different paths in life and how their core values have kept them connected.

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Episode 50: Leading a Movement: A Conversation with Reshma Saujani

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra and Reshma Saujani discuss Reshma's journey with spirituality and her connection to God. They also touch on the importance of processing trauma and the role of spirituality in personal growth.

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Episode 49: Going Through a Setback? Try This! | Amy Shoenthal

In this episode of Thriving Together, Nitika Chopra interviews Amy Shoenthal, author of The Setback Cycle, as they discuss the different phases of setbacks and how to navigate them.

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Episode 48: Using Pain as a Portal to Purpose with Quddus Philippe

Quddus Philippe and Nitika Chopra engage in a profound conversation exploring personal growth amidst societal pressures.

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Episode 47: The Power of The Nervous System with Amy Bonaduce-Gardner

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra and Amy Bonaduce-Gardner discuss the Fajardo Method and its transformative effects on the nervous system.

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Episode 46: Therapy, Acceptance, and Thriving: Insights with Minaa B.

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra and Minaa B discuss the importance of therapy and taking action to work through life's challenges.

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Episode 45: Boundaries, Self-Care, and Accommodations: A Conversation with Hannah Olson

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra interviews Hannah Olson, the founder of Disclo, a company that revolutionizes workplace accommodations. They discuss Hannah's journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges she faced, alongside the importance of setting boundaries and practicing self-care.

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Episode 44: From Ego to Essence: Healing through Beauty, Empowerment, and Rituals with Pragathi Guruprasad

In this conversation, Nitika Chopra interviews Pragathi Guruprasad, discussing topics such as living without ego, connecting with something greater, beauty as a healing tool, empowering those with disabilities in rural India, and daily rituals for thriving.

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Episode 43: Heart-Centered Hustle: Thriving in the Influencer World with Lucie Fink

Lucie Fink shares her journey as a content creator and how she stays heart-centered in the influencer world.

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Episode 42: The Great Re-Evaluation with Nitika Chopra and Amina AlTai

Welcome to another episode of the Thriving Together podcast! As we reflect on the themes of this year, we delve into some profound topics that have resonated with many of us. Amina and I explore the concept of the great re-evaluation that has been sweeping across our lives. It’s a time when so many people

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Episode 41: Reflection and The Power of Acceptance

Are you seeking a profound shift in your mindset, one that can turn challenges into opportunities for growth? Well, you’re not alone! I’ll be walking you through the key principles that have helped me unlock my own personal growth in this week’s episode. Acceptance is a major cornerstone of self-love and personal growth. Through reflection

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Episode 40: Empowering those who are Chronically Ill with Karolina Chorváth

In a world that can often feel overwhelming and out of grasp, Karolina discovered a power within herself that changed everything. As a chronically ill individual, she faced hardships and challenges that seemed insurmountable. But little did she know, her journey would take an unexpected twist, revealing a path towards personal growth and empowerment. Now,

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Episode 39: Prioritizing Self-Care: Emily Levys Secrets to Sustainable Well-Being

In this enlightening conversation, our guest, Emily Levy, will shed light on the profound importance of rest and self-care, especially for individuals dealing with chronic illnesses. We’ll explore the intricacies of this critical topic, delving deep into the heart of the matter to uncover the hidden gems of wisdom that lie within the practice of

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Episode 38: Israa Nasir's Journey to Mental Health Acceptance

We’re about to uncover the startling reality of mental health stigma within the South Asian community. Our guest today, Israa Nasir, will share her deeply personal journey and emphasize the critical role of psychoeducation in dismantling these barriers. We’re diving into a compelling twist in Israa’s story – the moment her very own family questions

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Episode 37: Finding Liberation and Strength in Your Own Reflection

If you’re caught in a never-ending cycle of comparison and self-doubt, always striving to fit into society’s beauty mold but constantly falling short, I want you to know you’re not alone. Despite your best efforts to conform, it’s easy to question your worth and feel like you’re not measuring up. The hours spent on those

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Episode 36:Unlocking the Power of Personalized Nutrition for Chronic Illness with Andrea Nakayama

If you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by your chronic illness, even after giving countless diets and nutrition plans a shot, and still not seeing much improvement in those pesky symptoms, trust me, you are not alone in this journey! I know how it feels to diligently follow all those trendy diets and maybe even say

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Episode 35:Embracing Beauty and Celebration: Navigating Life's Challenges Amidst Hardship

Do you ever feel stuck in a never-ending cycle of pain and frustration? Despite our best efforts to find joy and self-expression amidst life’s trials, sometimes it can feel like hopelessness and despair are consistently at the front door. It’s especially tough when chronic illness or disability casts a heavy shadow on our attempts to

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Episode 34: A Guide to Overcoming Codependency with María-Victoria Albina

If you’re feeling trapped in a cycle of constantly seeking validation and approval from others, only to end up feeling empty and unfulfilled, then you are not alone! Many individuals find themselves caught in codependent patterns, where their sense of self-worth is dependent on the opinions and actions of others. Despite their efforts to please

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Ep 33:From Misconceptions to Understanding: Shifting Perspectives on Invisible Disabilities with Dr. Akilah Cadet

If you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of progress in creating an inclusive environment for individuals with chronic illness and disability, then you are not alone! Despite your efforts to advocate and educate, you may find that many individuals and organizations are still resistant to change, clinging to outdated beliefs and practices. Instead

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Ep 32:Navigating Self-Doubt: Helya Mohammadian’s Inspirational Journey to Creating Slick Chicks

Hey there, beautiful souls! I am beyond thrilled to dive into today’s episode of Thriving Together. If you’ve ever found yourself in the trenches of a monotonous job that feels like a soul-sucking vortex, this one’s for you. Trust me, my loves, you are absolutely not alone on this journey. If you’re ready to reclaim

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Ep 31:Embracing Joy, Purpose, and Rest

Do you long to conquer the obstacles that stand in your way and achieve the outcome you desire? Wondering how to overcome challenges and setbacks that have been holding you back? Look no further! In this podcast episode, I will unveil the key to unlocking your potential and attaining the success and fulfillment you crave.

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Ep 30:Unlocking Happiness: Setting Boundaries for Mental and Emotional Peace with Rebecca Casciano

Hi loves! Welcome back to another episode of Thriving Together. I am truly so excited to share this space with Rebecca Casciano as we dive deep into boundaries. In this episode, Rebecca will share the truth about setting boundaries for a healthier and happier you.Today we are your guides in unearthing your authentic beauty! Rebecca’s

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Ep 29:Navigating Changes in Friendships

Hey there beautiful souls! Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-compassion and awareness while navigating changes in friendships? I’m here to help you find that empowering solution for personal growth and maintaining healthy relationships. Let’s unlock the key to your desired outcome together! Remember, you’re worthy of love, growth, and beautiful connections.

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Ep 28:Empowering Inclusive Communities with Prasanna Ranganathan

Welcome, my beautiful friends, to another soul-enriching episode of Thriving Together podcast. I’m your host, Nitika Chopra, and today, we’re unraveling the complex threads of friendship, the hurdles faced by our brave hearts living with chronic illnesses and disabilities, and oh, so much more! Accompanying us on this heartfelt journey is none other than the

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Ep 27: Prioritizing Human Needs with Emily Ladau

In this episode of Thriving Together, Emily Ladau shares her experience with exclusion and disassociation from disability in social settings. As she grew older, Emily realized the importance of embracing her disability identity and seeking out friendships with others who share her experiences, but will she be able to find the validation and meaningful friendships

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Ep 26: Explore Your Creative Side with Stacey Ballard

Does this sound familiar? You struggle with chronic illness or disability, and you’ve been told to focus on your physical health alone. But what about your emotional well-being? Have you considered the therapeutic benefits of creativity? It’s time to break away from the ineffective approach of solely prioritizing physical health and embrace the power of

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Ep 25: Find Your Advocate: Dr. Rani Banik on Trusting Your Doctor and Yourself

Have you heard these common myths about taking control of your health journey? Myth #1: You have to rely solely on your doctor’s advice. Myth #2: Prescription drugs are the only solution. Myth #3: You can’t take charge of your own health without a medical degree. Dr. Rani Banik is here to dispel these myths

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Ep 24: Empowering Disabled Individuals to Thrive in the Dating World with Dateability - With Alexa and Jacqueline Child

Looking for a dating app that understands your unique needs as a disabled or chronically ill individual? Tune in to this episode of Thriving Together, as the founders of Dateability discuss the challenges faced by this community in the dating world, and their mission to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to connect.

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Ep 23: The Healing Power of Rest: A Conversation with Jolene Hart

Have you heard these myths about rest? Myth #1: Rest is a luxury that only healthy people can afford. Myth #2: Resting is lazy and unproductive. Myth #3: Rest means doing nothing at all. As a chronically ill individual seeking healing and rejuvenation, these myths may have held you back from experiencing the power of

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Ep 22 :Embracing Activism and Reflecting on Celebrating Chronicon with Nitika Chopra

Hi Loves! Welcome to another episode of Thriving Together! My heart has been so full ever since the event and I can’t wait to debrief with you in this episode. The love and support shared during Chronicon echoed the very essence of what “Thriving Together” stands for. It was a radiant celebration of resilience, showcasing

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Ep 21 : Navigating Grief and Loss with Gina Moffa

Hey there, loves! I am beyond thrilled to welcome you to the newest episode of Thriving Together. Today, we have a very special guest joining us—my dear friend, Gina Moffa. Gina is not only a licensed clinical social worker but also an incredible advocate for helping folks navigate their way through challenging times. We explore

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Ep 20 : Empowering Your Social Media Presence: Building a Balanced Business with Lissette Calveiro

In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lissette Calveiro, a Latina digital entrepreneur, influencer marketing consultant, and business coach for influencers and personal brands. Lisette shared her expertise on how to turn social media presence into a balanced business with community impact. We also discussed the challenges of social media as a highly

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Ep 19 : Embracing Joy and Rest: Reflections from Chronicon and Taking Time to Recharge

In this short episode, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the theme of joy for the month and also to rest and relax after the recent in-person Chronicon event. It was such an amazing experience, and I encourage our listeners to take time to absorb the hundreds of items of content available

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Episode 18: Finding Joy in Movement: Enhancing Strength and Confidence with Dr. Gretchen Hawley

I had the honor of interviewing Dr. Gretchen Hawley, a physical therapist and multiple sclerosis certified specialist, and the founder of The Missing Link, an online program offering services to help people with MS worldwide feel more confident in their strength, walking, and daily activities. Dr. Gretchen shared her positive and supportive approach to movement

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Episode 17: Embracing Joy: Navigating the Path to Happiness

I am so thrilled to be here with you for another episode of “Thriving Together.” Can you believe it? We are just a breath away from the big May 19th Chronicon, and the excitement is palpable. Today, I wanted to take a moment to share some things that bring me joy and also talk about

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Episode 16: Joy is my Justice with Dr. Tanmeet Sethi

Dr. Sethi’s upcoming book, Joy is my Justice, focuses on the power of joy and how it can be used as a tool for healing and transformation. In our conversation, we explore her personal journey with chronic illness and the loss of her son and how she has found resilience and joy despite these challenges.

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Episode 15: Trust and Connection

Hey, hey! It’s time for another episode of “Thriving Together!” Get ready to cozy up with your favorite beverage because today we’re diving into some juicy topics. We’re talking about Chronicon, your nervous system, and how the pandemic has impacted our work. But wait, there’s more! We’re also getting into the nitty-gritty of building trust

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Episode 14: The Power of Reading and Self-Reflection with Kristine Eckart

Welcome back to another episode of Thriving Together! I’m so excited to share this beautiful episode featuring Kristine Eckart. Kristine is the host of the Chronicon Book Club, using her love of books to connect with Chronicon’s community and be a part of their journey to become empowered and thrive with a chronic illness. A

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Episode 13: The Gift of Receiving

In this special pre-birthday episode of Thriving Together, we discuss the importance of receiving and its benefits. Receiving from others is an essential part of our human experience. As social beings, we are wired to seek connection and support from those around us. Whether it’s emotional support, practical help, or even just a kind word,

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Episode 12: Being Vulnerable Enough to Receive with Lia Avellino

In this episode of Thriving Together, Lia Avellino and I sit down to discuss vulnerability, the art of receiving, and how specific patterns can block individuals from allowing love and connection into their lives. Lia Avellino, LCSW and CEO of Spoke Circles, is trained as a relational and somatic psychotherapist focusing on anti-oppressive interventions. She

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Episode 11: Setting Boundaries for a Healthy Life

Welcome back to another episode of Thriving Together! This week, we dive back into boundaries, which are essential to maintaining healthy relationships. It’s crucial to set boundaries not only with ourselves but also with those around us. This episode discusses boundaries for a healthy life and the importance of managing your time. Grab your favorite

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Episode 10: What it Really Looks Like to Pursue and Achieve Your Dreams with Comedian and Writer Liz Miele

In this episode of Thriving Together, I sit down with one of my closest friends Liz Miele, a successful stand-up comedian. Liz made her debut in the New York comedy scene as a determined and precocious 16-year-old.  By 18, she was turning heads with a profile in the humor issue of The New Yorker Magazine.

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Episode 9: Creating Healthy Boundaries

In this episode of Thriving Together, we talk about all things boundaries! Boundaries are an important part of our lives and can help us create healthier relationships with ourselves and others. In this episode, we’ll be discussing the importance of setting boundaries and the pillars that have helped me in my journey to establishing healthy

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Episode 8: Thriving on Our Own Terms with Integrative Health Coach Leslie Thorpe

Welcome to another episode of Thriving Together! In this episode, I chat with Leslie Thorpe, an integrative health coach and one of our Collective leaders and members at Chronicon. Leslie shares her journey of overcoming cancer at the age of 22 and the struggles she faced with chronic conditions. She opens up about her work

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Episode 7: It Might Not Seem Like it, but I Struggle with Intimacy

In this episode of Thriving together, I dive deep into the topic of intimacy, which has been a focus in the Chronicon community. As I share my personal and emotional stories about my own journey with intimacy, I encourage you to reflect on your own journey and see what comes up for you. Whether you’re

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Episode 6: Navigating Chronic Illness and Intimacy with Nikita Williams

Welcome to today’s episode of Thriving Together, where we are joined by the amazing Nikita Williams. Nikita is a multi-talented individual who is a podcast host, certified professional essential oils specialist, and mindset business coach. In this episode, we delve into Nikita’s journey with chronic illnesses, including endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Despite facing these challenges, Nikita

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Episode 5: A Journey Through Self-Acceptance

Hey everyone, welcome back to Thriving Together! I am so grateful for all of you who have been listening so far, and for the positive feedback I have received. It’s been a journey for me to get here, but I’m loving the process of recording and sharing my thoughts with you all. In this episode,

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Episode 4: Uncovering Relationships with Kavita J. Patel

In this episode of Thriving Together, I am very excited to introduce Kavita J. Patel, who is a dear and close friend of mine.  Kavita has helped thousands of women improve their relationships by getting to the root of their love life. Kavita and I discuss our friendship, the ups and downs we’ve experienced, and

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Episode 3: Can You Still Thrive if You Have to Take Steps Backwards?

In this episode of Thriving Together, I share what thriving doesn’t look like and how it’s important to recognize when things aren’t going as planned. I also share my personal experience of moving back home to New Jersey and deciding to sublet my apartment in Williamsburg! My point in sharing this with you is to

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Episode 2: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Purpose with Amina ALTai

On this week’s episode of “Thriving Together,” we are joined by a very special guest and my dear friend Amina ALTai, a coach for purpose-driven professionals. We discuss our morning routines, the challenges of meditation, and the importance of maintaining close friendships! Amina also shares her experience of supporting me through a difficult year and

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Episode 1: The Story of How This Last Year Was the Opposite of Thriving

Welcome to the first episode of Thriving Together! In this episode, I share my journey with chronic illness and discuss the concept of thriving during difficult times. I also touch on the challenges of discussing thriving with those who are struggling with chronic illness and the importance of redefining what it means to thrive. Join

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