The P Word


About The Host:

Rushka is Family Law Mediator, a Life Coach and a Neuro Agility Practitioner, she is also a writer for News24 and enjoys producing impactful Keynote Talks. By far her best title is Mom!

Above all, Rushka understands that Parents are also impartial and imperfect people who should embrace who they are outside of any ‘label’- and so her podcast The P-Word was born! She is also an advocate for Mental Health and creates awareness for individuals during the different life stages.


The P-Word: How families can follow a vegan diet and lifestyle

Podcast stream by Vegan dietitian Jessica Kotlowitz is the guest this week on the P-Word with host Rushka-Lee Pedro and she shares tips on how families can follow a vegan lifestyle. Kotlowitz is the owner of The Green Dietician based in Sea Point Cape Town where she helps and advises people who are plant-based to meet their nutritional needs. “Veganism is actually a social justice movement. Vegans seek to […]

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The P-Word: Renier and Berry Trytsman balancing work and a blending family

Podcast stream by Running a household with a blended family may come with its challenges, but for Renier and Berry Trytsman, they are passionate about sharing how they navigate life with a blended family and balancing their music careers. The couple are this week’s guests on the P-Word this week, with host Rushka Lee Pedro. Berry is the season 17 Idols South Africa winner and Renier is a musician. […]

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The P-Word: Actor Austin Basis speaks on creating type 1 diabetes awareness

Podcast stream by In South Africa, diabetes affects around one in ten adults which is the highest prevalence in Africa, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). On the P-Word podcast this week, host Rushka Lee Pedro speaks to American Actor Austin Basis who shares how he lives with type 1 diabetes and how he is creating diabetes awareness. Born in Brooklyn NYC and currently living in Los Angeles, […]

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The P-Word: Shining a light on literacy in South Africa

Podcast stream by Literacy plays a vital role in transforming society and building better futures for the upcoming generations. and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet are focusing on literacy as a necessary tool to uplift and educate learners who need it most. On the P-Word this week, host Rushka Lee Pedro speaks to National Manager Sales and Partnerships at MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, Terri-Ann Schmidt, as well as CEO at, […]

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The P-Word: Dr John Demartini speaks on values in relationships and families

Podcast stream by For close on five decades, Dr. John Demartini has studied the principles of human behaviour as it relates to self-empowerment and the importance of values in a relationship and a family. On the P-word podcast with host Rushka Lee Pedro, Demartini speaks about how values underlie every aspect of human behaviour and how being cognisant of them enables people to empower themselves. Demartini is an American […]

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