61 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
TCC S3 EP7 "Finding balance between teaching yoga, motherhood, and womanhood"
In this very exciting episode, I got to speak with the inspiring, elegant and graceful Amina Taha. She is someone I have truly looked up to on my yoga journey and I feel so lucky to have been able to attend her classes in person and get to meet her. She is as sweet in person as she appears online. Her dedication to her own practice, her students, and building her career from scratch is inspirational and motivating. We got to talk about her own journey with yoga and how it led her down the path to teach. Although it was not necessarily something she originally thought of doing, it has become her dharma to spread the teachings of yoga. Together we discuss some important yogic lessons such as overcoming limiting beliefs, meditation, and finding the answers within our own physical bodies. Many of us can fall off the bandwagon and stop practicing. We can get bored or injured which sometimes throws us off. However, Amina has been able to overcome these obstacles by finding new ways of moving her body and including that in her practice and in her classes. She now adds many Pilates and bare exercises to her practice in order to keep the spark going. At the moment she has been very focused on building her application in order to share her love of yoga with the world. She has applied many of the lessons from the yoga practice in all aspects of her life such as motherhood and womanhood. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel -- Edited, Mastered and Distributed by sonorouslab.com
35 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
TCC S3 EP6 "Death & Rebirth"
If you ever lost your faith, or find yourself losing faith quickly, this episode is for you. In this solo conversation, I share with you one of the most significant events in my life that took me further away from my trust in a Higher Power. I experienced grief for the first time a day after I turned 18 years old. I decided then & there that since my prayers weren’t answered, there was no such thing as a Higher Power. I felt betrayed, disappointed and mostly angry. For the years after that, I stopped believing in anything. I stopped praying. I went into complete darkness and found myself making poor life decisions. There isn’t one way to reconnect to our faith. For me, it was through meditation and yoga. It was through calming down the noise in my mind. Through opening up my heart. For others, it may be through prayer or immersing oneself in nature. Throughout our lives we may have moments of doubt, of confusion, of loss, of grief. We may have moments where we fall from grace and lose faith. Falling from grace just means we have certain beliefs about God, the Universe, Source (whatever it is you call it), that are against us. We believe that because things aren’t happening the way we asked them to that they aren’t right.In this episode, I share with you how I’ve been using my faith in order to navigate the new experiences in my life. Each moment is an opportunity to gravitate higher towards Love or lower towards Fear. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel -- Edited, Mastered and Distributed by sonorouslab.com
58 minutes | May 19, 2022
TCC S3 EP5 "Find yourself after grief & loss"
I am so grateful to be able to share this episode with Razane Jammal during Mental Health Awareness month. Some of you may already know Razane as the Lebanese British actor starring in roles like Paranormal on Netflix. But how well do we know someone based on what they do? Who is Razane Jammal behind the scenes? Who is she when she is not in front of the cameras? Razane and I met during a women’s circle I hosted in London. As all of us are, she is a multi-faceted woman with many different layers. She may be known for her acting career and breaking barriers, but she’s also deeply spiritual, wise and connected to a world beyond this one. This was one of the deepest episodes I’ve ever recorded as we spoke about the loss of her mother, feeling lonely and depressed. Razane is bold and has paved her own way despite all the trials and tribulations that life threw at her. These experiences she was willing to share with us allowed Razane to strengthen her connection and faith with the Universe. In this episode, we discussed profound spiritual teachings and insights that helped her find herself after the loss of her beautiful mother. We hope this episode brings you comfort & inspires you to find home again within yourself no matter how far away you may have wandered. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @razanejammal -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
33 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
TCC S3 EP4 "You are the journey"
Do you sometimes wish you were somewhere else? Do you find the present moment boring, annoying, unfulfilling? Do you keep on postponing what you should be doing today, thinking you’ll do it tomorrow? In this episode, I share with you how I have been managing my move from London to Dubai. It has been interesting navigating such a different chapter in my life and I’ve found it very important to remain grounded. It is easy for us to feel uprooted when our external world changes. Yet, it is even more important to feel centered regardless of what is happening outside of us. In order to keep moving forward and not fall back into our old patterns, we must choose to keep evolving and applying the lessons we have learned along the way. I want to encourage you all to do the things that light you up more often and to no longer let the past keep you from following your mission on this planet Earth. This podcast has always been a reminder for me to keep planting seeds in empty pots. To reach higher heights, as a human being and as a soul. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
80 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
TCC S3 EP3 "Reclaim your health through ancient wisdom, sciences & indigenous practices"
Are you digging for answers in regards to your health but have no clue where to start? Are conventional doctors unable to give you a proper diagnosis and are just classifying your dis-ease as “anxiety” or “stress-related”? In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lana, a certified naturopath and member of the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner & sound healer. Lana, like myself, believes in a holistic approach to healing and encourages daily practices that help nourish mind, body and spirit. Lana opens up about her own health journey and how she struggled with PCOS, anxiety, depression, acne and an array of symptoms that most doctors were unable to help her with. Luckily, when life sent her messages, she listened and decided to embark on her healing journey by working with a homeopath and nutritionist to find the root cause of her illnesses. It was soon after her experience with her nutritionist that she decided to become one herself. Today, Lana helps people reclaim their body and health through ancient wisdom, indigenous practices and sciences. Lana hugely influenced my journey when I first started and I believe she can do the same for you too. By remaining authentic and true to herself, Lana opens up about topics such as addiction and feeling alone on the self-healing journey. The healing journey can feel like walking the path of the lone wolf, and sometimes it is required before you can join the pack again. However, we hope that through this episode, you feel less alone and finally seen, understood and cared for. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @lunaroniyari -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
72 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
TCC S3 EP2 "There is no finish line to healing"
Do you struggle with saying no to things & people? Do you or someone you know battles with mental health? Do you want to better understand what trauma is? In this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with the inspiring Dr. Nahla. Dr. Nahla is a psychiatry resident living in Canada. Originally Syrian, she strongly identifies to her Middle Eastern roots. Through her social media page, she shares content to help destigmatize mental health illnesses & disorders. The way I see it, she’s an advocate for love and is truly in service to support and guide people who may not understand what is truly going on a psychological & emotional level. Dr. Nahla & I both share our personal experiences with our own mental health and what helped us navigate these more challenging times. We also talk about how to stop people pleasing and how those who truly love you will always recognize your value and respect your boundaries. We hope that through this episode you learn more about how to support yourself and others during intense life experiences. These traumatic experiences impact at least one person you know and it’s important to have empathy towards everyone. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @imdoctornahla -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
TCC S3 EP1 "Your Higher Self knows the way"
Welcome to a brand-new season of the Cosmic Channel! After what feels like the longest time, I finally feel ready to start sharing more of my journey with you. In this first episode, I open up about what I’ve been experiencing these last few months & what it is I’ve learned through the myomectomy (c-section surgery). I had to apply everything I’ve learned these last few years into practice. From surrendering, to working on limiting beliefs, to learning more about my fears, I held space for myself in a way that I never have in the past. It’s been refreshing & relieving to feel more at peace with life’s mysteries. It is our birthright to experience a life of growth, transformation and love. However, it is inevitable to also experience hardships, darkness and loss. I am so excited to start this new season with you in hopes to share more insights, wisdom and peace on your healing & spiritual journeys. As always, may you be blessed, may you be happy and may you be healthy. Sending you boundless, boundless amounts of love. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
32 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
TCC S2 EP16 "Reveal the hidden messages of your womb"
Our bodies are always talking to us. Sometimes we listen. Sometimes we aren’t sure what the messages mean. In this episode, I share with you what I believe the fibroid represents in my life and how it has been a catalyst for further growth and transformation. For centuries, there has been a lot of stigma, shame, and guilt that has been associated with women’s bodies and sexuality. Many of us women feel disconnected from our womb space due to the dominating masculine energy and patriarchy. When we are disconnected from this sacred space, we are disconnected from the divine because the divine exists within every part of the body. The way I see it, there is no such thing as coincidences. When things happen, when illnesses manifest, it is an opportunity for us to evolve our souls and deepen our connection to ourselves and a Higher Power. I hope this episode inspires you to take a look at the ways you’ve separated from love and to awaken a part of yourself that has been dormant. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel -- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
68 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
TCC S2 EP15 "The wisdom of our Moon Cycle"
Are you to looking to work with your menstrual cycle instead of against it? Are you curious to learn more about what this time of the month represents so you can work with your cycle not just during the few days of your bleed but the whole 28 days? In this episode, I’ve had the pleasure to speak with Yasmine Jaber, a holistic menstrual cycle educator based in Lebanon. Yasmine helps women cultivate deeper states of wellbeing through connecting to the natural rhythm of the body and the earth-based-wisdom that the cycle offers. She dreams of a world where the menstrual cycle is honoured as sacred - a spiritual grounding practice that forms the life of a woman and tunes her to the cyclical knowing of all things. This episode will provide wisdom and insights for you to embrace and work with your moon cycle, to understand what your period pain is telling you and how to become more intuitive with your period. We also touch upon yoni steaming and what hygiene products to use and avoid. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @flowermoon_medicine https://msha.ke/flowermoon_medicine/ --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
38 minutes | May 31, 2021
TCC S2 EP14 "Are we just seeing the madness of our minds playing out in this world?"
With everything going on in the world, I wanted to talk more about the mental conflicts we encounter ourselves on a daily basis. Many of us are attached to our thoughts and we make decisions and take action based on our thoughts and beliefs. However, if we were to take a look at the landscape of our minds, we would immediately notice it is constantly in conflict. When you feel like it’s a yes, there is a no that follows. It’s like a shadow following you around constantly. Mental conflicts create internal fear which keeps us trapped and stuck. “Should I? Should I not? Is it right? Is it wrong? Do I ever change my beliefs? Do I keep switching my mind on what needs to be done and said?” This most certainly affects our wellbeing but it does not stop there. Our mental conflicts are reinforced when we relate to others. This is why it’s important to evaluate each and every single one of your relationships in your life. From intimate relationships to broader ones. Are you in conflict with a parent? A sibling? A friend? The more love you have in your relationships, the greater the impact of change will be on the world. We cannot expect nations to be at peace when we are not at peace with our immediate loved ones. In this episode, I’ve come to the conclusion that wars are just beliefs butting heads. They are ideologies pitted against each other. Whoever has the most power and capital wins and ends up writing history. In this episode, I’ll be discussing what it means to decolonise your mind, and how what we are seeing happen in Palestine and Israel is a reflection of the state of man’s mind. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @tambijj @thelunacommunity --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
58 minutes | May 20, 2021
TCC S2 EP13 "Raise your vibration with meditation"
Have you been resisting meditation for some time now? Do you find it challenging to sit through the discomfort? Is it even for you? In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking to Tamara Bijjani. Tamara creates and facilitates sacred spaces and immersive workshops with the intention of healing, gaining empowered knowledge and creating community. We both agree that anyone can practice meditation, it is just about finding a style that works for you. Meditation takes commitment, focus and a desire to sit through the discomfort and get to a point where you enjoy the practice. Just like anything, it is a skill you cultivate. It will not click the first time or even the 10th time. Meditation is a way to get to know your True Self. It is a door to cultivate a relationship with the Universe and the Divine. However, when you have these distractive thoughts constantly, you are unsettled within yourself as you remain disconnected from the present moment. By listening to this episode, you’ll take away some exercises, visualisations and tips that have helped us and hopefully can help you too! mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @tambijj @thelunacommunity --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
30 minutes | May 7, 2021
TCC S2 EP12 "There is freedom in surrender"
Many of us try to manifest things in our lives from a place of activity. We believe the more we do, the more we get. However, we easily forget that a huge component of manifestation is surrender. So, what does it mean to let go of the fruits of your labor? It’s the understanding that the day you plant the seed is not the day you get the fruit. The day you set the intention is not the day you see your intention come to life. There needs to be a cultivation of patience and gratitude moment to moment. When we put in so much work, effort, and time into whatever it is we are trying to get, we have expectations that we will reap certain rewards and we get disappointed when we don’t. Surrender is acceptance of life as it is. In this moment. Not in the future moment. Not in a moment that isn’t here just yet. Surrender is acceptance of who you are as you are. It’s not about needing to constantly improve yourself. Surrender is giving up your desires to a higher power trusting that whatever is meant for you will not miss you. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
41 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
TCC S2 EP11 "Being confident is our natural state"
Looking at my life and looking at my past, there was definitely a lack of confidence. It was interesting to see how going into unknown territories, doing the hard things and doing things I’m not used to doing in order to get better at them allowed me to get more confident in who I am. Confidence is something that grows and you can water it. If it is an intention to grow in your confidence and in yourself, you can put that as your intention as we go through this podcast. In this episode, I share with you some of the misconceptions we have around confidence and give you some tools that helped me grow my confidence. Surprise surprise, my spiritual practice is one of them as it helped me move past my own judgments, therefore releasing other people’s judgments about me. From discussing our physical posture to being heartbroken, this episode will help you visualize what your confident self looks, talks, and walks! mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
58 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
TCC S2 EP10 "Self-love is not selfish"
Have you been finding it difficult to love yourself without feeling like it is selfish? Do you shy away from saying the words “I love you” to you? Do you have trouble owning the fact that you love yourself or are you unable to find things within yourself that you love? In this episode, Marie-Christine, a Life Coach based in Beirut, and I discuss the limiting beliefs around loving ourselves and how we can cultivate a more loving relationship by creating new habits and patterns. We share with you effective tools which have helped us both and we hope it helps you too. The journey towards self-love all really begins with self-awareness and incorporating more loving activities. It goes beyond just romancing ourselves with bubble baths and face masks, which are great for some days but could also be masking a much deeper pain. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @mindsetbloom --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
37 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
TCC S2 EP9 "Are you addicted to being burned out and why?"
As someone who has experienced burnouts multiple times, I wanted to share an episode with you on why it happens, how to avoid it and most importantly what can it teach us about ourselves. Burnouts can be an indication that the way we are moving through life is unnatural and detached. We are all designed differently and we are not meant to be moving through life in the same ways. Burnouts teach us that we are not checking in with ourselves enough of the time and illness will manifest to get you back in touch with you. I learned it the hard way that I should allow myself to pause when I have the chance not, not when I have to. When you burn out, it can take quite some time to heal from the repercussions and it will stop you from experiencing life because you’re going to have to tend to much deeper wounds than you might have had you rested earlier on. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
62 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
TCC S2 EP8 "Heal & empower yourself with functional nutrition"
With so many fad diets out there, it is always refreshing to speak with someone who approaches nutrition holistically. In this episode, I was thrilled to speak with Lulwa Alarmali, also known as @thefunctionalnutritionist. She is the first Kuwaiti functional medicine practitioner. She is also a Clinical Dietician and IOC Sports Nutritionist. In this episode, we discussed what functional nutrition is and why it is important to not only look at gut health but emotional and mental health when it comes to healing. It is an empowering model because it allows you to dive deeper into why and how you might have gotten ill. We chatted about what leaky gut is and how cortisol, the stress hormone, plays a huge role when it comes to your digestive health and overall wellbeing. If you are interested in learning more about the gut-brain axis, Lulwa is the person to listen to and learn from! mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel www.nawarkamona.com @thefunctionalnutritionist --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
80 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
TCC S2 EP7 "Freedom Of speech & Shame during the pandemic"
A year into the pandemic, we all feel like the light at the end of the tunnel keeps moving away from us. It has been a challenging year to say the least and with that a lot has come up to the surface. In this episode, Nawar and I discuss how we have noticed shame resurface in a very visible and destructive way. We are shamed for any opinions we have on this invisible, yet mighty virus. Whether we stand for or against the vaccine, whether we believe in conspiracy theories or not, all of us seem to have a very different opinion as to what is “right” and “wrong”. Yet we enforce our opinions on others by shaming them for thinking differently and this is a story as old as time. The way we both see it, we must move beyond our personal opinions and beliefs in order to reach a state of unconditional love for all beings. We rose above our own fears of sharing our truths with you in hopes to show you that integration in society can only happen when we have compassion for one another. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel www.nawarkamona.com @nawarkamonaa --- Edited and Mixed By sonorouslab.com
51 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
TCC S2 EP6 "The spontaneous healing of belief"
Many of us are unaware of the limiting beliefs we have when it comes to our abilities to self-heal. We tend to focus on one method of healing instead of looking at all different types of modalities that can enhance our recovery. Being healthy goes beyond just what you feed your body. It is what you feed your mind and how you nurture your soul. In this episode, I share with you snippets of my own health journey and what really helped me feel better. There was a lot of trial and error in the process but I came to learn that there are reasons why we manifest illness in our lives. If there is a way to bring them in, then there surely is a way to bring them back out. On a personal level what has helped me the most was to surrender my control to a higher power and to allow for divine intervention to take place more of the time. My consistent meditation practice and finally becoming aware of some deeply rooted beliefs allowed me to heal on all levels. It is a journey however, and sometimes I feel good about it and other times I feel I slipped back. Regardless, I’ve learned to approach myself my compassion and non-judgment. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel --- Produced By sonorouslab.com
51 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
TCC S2 EP5 "How to adapt & grow through health challenges"
In life, one is really lucky to have a friend, yet alone a best friend and sister who is interested in the same topics as you. Tamara is that person to me. We may be different in some way, but we are alike in many others. Friends for the last 25 years, I feel so grateful to have recorded this episode with her. When it comes to healing the root cause of illnesses, Tamara herself knows first-hand how important it is to make not only dietary changes but lifestyle changes too. Perhaps one of her biggest changes and surprises on her way to healing, was finding faith along the way. She went from being someone who did not believe good things could happen to her, to someone who healed from both mercury poisoning and PCOS. In this episode, Tamara openly shares her journey with both chronic illnesses and how she was able to heal from them both. We also discuss how us human beings are actually the most adaptable and with the right ingredients, we can overcome any challenge. We share with you some tips on how to begin listening to your body and how to reclaim your worth. Perhaps most importantly, we discuss how believing healing is possible in the first place is the most significant factor when it comes to thriving in all areas of your life. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel @thetalkingbirdy @tamaraqaddoumi --- Produced By sonorouslab.com
39 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
TCC S2 EP4 "How to deal with inner-conflict"
Perhaps one of my most vulnerable and raw conversations yet, I chose to share this after hesitating for a few days. When I recorded the episode, I was feeling quite intense and through the conversation it is definitely felt. There were tears, laughter and lots of storytelling. I allowed myself to feel through my whole range of emotions instead of holding back from speaking authentically. My experience with dealing with inner-conflict has been to remain present with it. Growing up I was so used to detaching myself from challenging circumstances and I realized it actually hindered me more than anything. I hope this conversation inspires you to speak your truth even when your voice is shaking and to be true to yourself moment to moment. Being hard on ourselves when we’re feeling down makes us feel worst. By opening myself up, I allowed myself to be more human. mariaamiouni.com @maria.amiouni @thecosmicchannel --- Produced By sonorouslab.com