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The Goodness Podcast
62 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Leen Sadder: The Decision to Freeze Your Eggs – and All It Entails
Leen Sadder is a Dubai-based designer, founder, community builder, and one of my dearest friends. On this episode of the podcast, she discusses her decision to freeze her eggs, why it took her so long and the fears that held her back from it, and the reaction of the people around her.
49 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Kelsey Wells: A Story of Healing
One of world's biggest fitness personalities, Kelsey Wells, opens up about her healing journey, overcoming postpartum depression, managing her anxiety, overcoming body image issues, and making peace with her body.
58 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Dr. Heather Eade: Rethinking the Treatment of PCOS
Dr. Heather Eade is a naturopathic physician, specializing in integrative medicine in Dubai. On this episode of the podcast, she unpacks one of the most common disorders plaguing women today, polycystic ovary syndrome, and offers a refreshingly different take on the treatment of PCOS.
43 minutes | May 20, 2022
Haleh Nia: The Truth About Mental Health and Entrepreneurship
Haleh Nia is the founder and editor-in-chief of Savoir Flair, the Middle East's first online magazine, and founder of Halo Media, its parent company. In a rare interview, she opens up about her entrepreneurial journey, the pressures of working in the digital fashion industry, and her struggle with depression.
59 minutes | May 12, 2022
Mirna Sabbagh: Navigating the Fourth Trimester
Mirna Sabbagh is a dietitian and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She's also a trainer, lecturer, and mom to a 7-year-old son, Karim. On this episode of the podcast, she discusses some of the most common myths around breastfeeding and the pressure placed on new moms.
38 minutes | May 5, 2022
Emaan Abbass: Putting Sexual Health on the Map
Emaan Abbass is the founder of Ketish, a new feminine wellness brand backed by beauty mogul Huda Kattan. On this episode of the podcast, she opens up about her journey with HPV and what it taught her about her body, the global stigma around sexual health, and what it was like pitching to Huda.
1 minutes | May 4, 2022
The Goodness Podcast is back!
After a (rather long) hiatus, we're back! Season 2 of The Goodness Podcast launches this week! #TheGoodnessPodcast
26 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Mitra Manesh Part 2: Mindful Relationships in the Time of Covid
Mitra Manesh is the founder of “innermap”, an innovative new mindfulness App, and the host of “Lights on”, a podcast offering support for a mindful life. She is a mindfulness thought leader, storyteller, and educator with over 3.5 decades of experience. Mitra also teaches at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and has worked with the likes of Amazon and Dior. In this second part of our chat, we hone in on the impact that this pandemic has had on our romantic relationships and how to use the science of mindfulness to mitigate that. www.mitramanesh.com www.instagram.com/mitramanesh_
29 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Mitra Manesh Part 1: Navigating Anxiety in the Time of Covid
Mitra Manesh is the founder of “innermap”, an innovative new mindfulness App, and the host of “Lights on”, a podcast offering support for a mindful life. She is a mindfulness thought leader, storyteller, and educator with over 3.5 decades of experience. Mitra also teaches at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and has worked with the likes of Amazon and Dior. In this first part of our chat, we discussed the impact that the pandemic has had on our perception of our reality and our ability to cope, as well as how to use the science of mindfulness to navigate anxiety during this time. www.mitramanesh.com www.instagram.com/mitramanesh_
39 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Sophia Bakkal: What My Three Cancers Have Taught Me
Sophia Bakkal is a Dubai-based life coach, senior leader for Tony Robbins, co-founder of Beyond Wellness, and founder of SB Create Lasting Change. On this episode of the podcast, she's sharing her journey through multiple cancers and what each one has taught her. www.sophiabakkal.com www.beyondwellness-group.com
34 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Anousheh Ansari: The First Female Private Astronaut and CEO of XPRIZE
Anousheh Ansari grew up in Iran before moving to the US as a teenager, where she studied electrical engineering and computer sciences. She would go on to co-found a telecommunications company, sell it for over half a billion dollars, become the first female tourist on the International Space Station, and run XPrize, which she continues to do to this day as CEO. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss success, values, artificial intelligence, and space, amongst many other things.
46 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Tracy Harmoush: On Love, Life, and Work
Tracy Harmoush is a fitness entrepreneur based in Dubai. On this episode of the podcast, we discuss her recent engagement and how she approaches her relationship, as well as her new venture and how she's working to build the life she wants.
44 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Omaira Farooq Al Olama: Breaking the Stigma – From Divorce to Diversity
Omaira Farooq Al Olama is the founder of Unfiltered DXB, a new platform dedicated to celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and honesty. She is also behind Alf, an organization that helps divorced and widowed women get back into the workforce. On this episode of the podcast, she's opening up about her own experience as an Emirati divorcé and what drives her to create change in this world. https://www.instagram.com/omairaofficial https://www.instagram.com/unfiltereddxb http://www.alfadministration.com/
42 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Cyma Hammoud & Jo Webber: How to Live According to Your Ayurvedic Dosha for Better Health
Jo Webber is an Ayurvedic practitioner, Yoga teacher, and Master herbalist of Pukka Tea, and Cyma Hammoud is the Pukka Tea MENA Lead. They both have a wealth of knowledge on wellness and are breaking down the doshas with tips on how to live a happier, healthy life through the wisdom of Ayurveda. This episode was created in partnership with Pukka Tea, a brand that crafts herbal creations to connect as many people as possible to the beauty and power of nature. Pukka’s purpose is to nurture healthier, happier lives through powerful organic plants. The teas are made with sustainability at their core, from the organic practitioner-grade herbs fairly and sustainably sourced from around the world to the organic cotton string used to stitch tea bags together. Pukka Dosha Quiz: https://www.pukkaherbs.com/arabia/en/dosha-quiz.html
47 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Mary-Justine Todd: Gender-Based Violence and the Media
Mary-Justine Todd is the founder and executive director of Shamsaha, the first and only domestic and sexual violence crisis response program in the Middle East. MJ is a former international humanitarian aid worker, specializing in gender-based violence for refugees and vulnerable populations. She's joining us to discuss the work of Shamsaha, her observations on gender-based violence in the region, and the role of the media in perpetuating aggression against women. https://shamsaha.org/
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Keith Littlewood: Calories, Fertility, and the Issue with Keto
Keith Littlewood is an Independent researcher and coach based in Dubai, with a wealth of knowledge on the human body. On this episode of the podcast, we debunked some of the common myths and beliefs around calories, weight loss, the keto diet, and intermittent fasting. https://balancedbodymind.com/
35 minutes | May 24, 2021
Dana Hourani: Chasing my Dreams and Overcoming my Fears
Dana Hourani is a Lebanese singer and musician. On this episode of the podcast, she recounts her early days as a recording artist, opens up about imposter syndrome, and shares her dreams for the future.
40 minutes | May 11, 2021
Alya Mooro: Let's Talk About Shame
57 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Dr. Deemah Salem: Virginity, Vaginismus, and the Myth of the Perfect Vulva
34 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Dr. Stacey Shelby: Connecting to Our Inner Wild Woman
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