By Ritu Goyal
I am the woman-next-door. A 40 something mother of two, an entrepreneur, a travel blogger and story teller. But I am also, much, much more. Whitney Houston’s song, “I’m every woman, it’s all in me” comes to mind as I type this. Yes. I’m every woman. Every woman is me. It’s all in me.
RituismApr 27, 2021
Interview: Jyotsna speaks about her Hysterectomy
Jyotsna from Mumbai underwent her hysterectomy on 08th April, 2021. She shares her harrowing surgery experience with me and also insights into why women don’t talk about this or menopause, openly. Articulate and very brave, this is an interaction for all women.
May 03, 202130:13
Menopause/Hysterectomy alters lives
What happens when a woman’s reproductive system starts to shut down or worse, when all her organs are removed. It’s high time we started talking about this openly and empowering our girls whilst preparing them for what lay ahead.
Apr 27, 202114:44
Why and How I Carried my Garbage back from my Trip!
I’ve always been a little extra sensitive to the environment. My contributions have been personal, small, yet significant and free of hyperbole, and more than just lip service. But ever since I discovered my love for travel, I also understood that leaving a carbon footprint behind as a traveller was inevitable. I was only and am still, determined to reduce that footprint. As a travel company owner, I am an advocate for eco travelling and this time, on a 2 week long trip, I brought back my garbage. This episode talks about how I did it. #SiangRush2020
Nov 05, 202015:45
Look at Us!
A deeply personal look at how low self image impacted my life and my daughter’s. The purpose is to implore young women from falling into the trap of equating success and happiness with looks and someone else’s opinion of you.
Sep 27, 202022:35
Menstrual Leave: My Reservations
Recently, an Indian company announced that it will give 10 days Menstrual Leave in a year to its female staff. While some were overjoyed by the news, I had my reservations that I have shared in this episode. I don’t think “Menstrual Leave” will bring the change needed in awareness and sensitisation of women’s health amongst men. The solution is longer, more painful but probably one that will have the most impact.
Aug 15, 202022:07
How I Gained the Confidence for Public Speaking
I’ve spoken rather successfully at many events about my journey as an entrepreneur and the challenges I’ve faced along the way. But it’s not like I was born with the confidence. I have cultivated it. In this episode, I share the four important aspects that will help you become a better public speaker. I’d love to hear what you think! Do share your comments!!!
Jul 17, 202018:56
Empathy is great; it’s trouble when it becomes a burden
I was a volunteer with a self help group for patients of Ataxia for over 5 years when I quit due to burnout and disillusionment. After much reflection, I’ve understood why I burned out, how I could have avoided it and what my learnings are. I share my learnings here... If it strikes a chord with you, please do share!
Jul 06, 202032:14
Yoga helped turn my breech baby around!
On the occasional of International Yoga Day I want to share this real story of a miracle!
Jun 21, 202023:09
Let’s talk about....periods!
Today is International Menstrual Hygiene Day and I feel it’s time we break the silence around menses or periods and start conversations about them, first, at home. Only when we can “talk” about them openly, will we be able to address issues like hygiene.
May 28, 202023:34