January 6, 2019

Episode 01: My Journey from Heartbreak and Pain to Radical Self-Love

Hello loves.

This first episode is the one I’ve been the most nervous about as I approached the official launch of this podcast. While I will be highlighting the journeys and stories of others on this show, I wanted to share my story with you first.

A dear friend and fellow podcaster, Blair Badenhop, offered to do a bit of a reversal and interview me for this first episode. Being so comfortable with Blair allowed me to open up in a raw and vulnerable way during our conversation. In fact, even though I’ve been blogging, Instagramming, and appearing on podcasts and television for the past ten years, I’ve never shared these stories publicly … until now.

Note: In this episode, Blair and I discuss some pictures of me that were taken during the height of my battle with psoriasis. These images are below.

The Pain Points We Explore In This Episode:

  • The parts of my story I’ve never shared before that made me question why I was alive at times
  • Why it’s taken me so long to share these parts of my story
  • How a divorce in my 20’s caused me to question and then reaffirmed my trust in my intuition
  • What led me into the self-help world and what my complex feelings are about this industry
  • How a strong feeling from God led to my own talk show
  • How I get through the challenging moments in my life
  • Why I started this podcast and how I hope it helps others
  • The thing that brings me the most joy
  • The thing that brings me to my knees
  • The one thing I would change about the world and the way we deal with our pain

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  • La O

    Thank you for sharing your story. I think that this season for self love, I say that because I stumbled upon your IG when I was going through a very hard time in life over a year ago and today checking my emails, here you are again and speaking on the very thing that has been a topic of conversation as of late. I’m struggling with loving people and having them not return that love, not necessarily in the manner that I give it but with some form of compassion. 2017/2018 was such a difficult error for Love/loving others when they aren’t totally deserving. I’m sure this doesn’t make any sense right now, Lol, I’m sorry. It’s difficult being the one whom constantly take the high road, be the friend and keep a smile on my face when it’s not been received back to me. I share too much of me, my love and at times I need some of that strength back. Is that selfish of me to want that, desire that?

    • Nitika

      Hi beauty! Thank you so much for commenting here, I am so touched that my work has been a thread of support for you over the last year or so. I hear what you’re saying and I have felt the same way many times in my life! I have come to realize that it’s best for me to give when I am detached from receiving because it creates an exchange that is truly pure and when I DO receive it is so much deeper because it is unexpected. This is a much bigger conversation then one I can dive in to in the comments here but I think I will try to have someone on the show who can help me talk about this. It’s a great topic that I think will resonate with a lot of people. Stay blessed! xx

  • Debbie

    Hi Nitika Thank you for sharing your journey from experience i found it so hard letting people see my psoriasis and try to hide it away but by following your posts and seeing your journey has really helped me appreciate my body and what it has gone and is going through on my psoriasis journey ur positivity makes me feel great especially when I’m having a bad day.i really look forward to your posts and now podcasts ur a breath of fresh air so all the way from Scotland i Thank you for making my journey that little bit easier you really are a remarkable woman all the best on ur new adventures xx

    • Nitika

      Hi Debbie!! This is so incredibly sweet, thank you for your kind words!! Made my day. I totally get feeling frustrated with your skin, that’s understandable so please have compassion for yourself angel. At the same time, I am so thrilled that you are seeking out more moments of happiness and trying to get through it all with a positive outlook. That’s amazing and so are YOU! xx

  • Tania Mustain

    Please continue sharing your personal truth because it helps so many people and we all really appreciate you. I have been following you since Gabby Bernstein was just coming out in NYC. Thank you for all the love you pour into your work and in helping others.

    • Nitika

      Tania!! This is amazing, I love that you have been following me for so long, that makes my heart SO happy. Thank you for the love and the encouragement. It makes everything I do so worth it. Lots of love to you! xx

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