episodes

In order to get through all the changes a relationship goes through, the foundational work involving mental, emotional, spiritual work must be undertaken. The work allows us to become more engaged and stable in our relationships as well as our interactions with the greater world.

There are times we fight to fit in to different places or communities yet end up finding ourselves still feeling lonely. Dr. Saira and Faizan discuss why belonging maybe better than just fitting in.

Saira and Faizan turn their focus on what they have in midst of all the turmoil. To make time and space for reflecting on the opportunities provided to us by those that have come before us is an important practice when things don't seem to be working out.

Saira and Faizan are still struggling to figure out what is next. We are processing the anger and attempting to set a path forward for ourselves. Education is key. Who gets to tell the story is also a big key. We are still at a loss of what to do about the racism other than continue having the uncomfortable conversations.

A part of us is broken that in 2020 we still have to talk about the injustices many in the world face. And we struggle to talk about it at all. We started this podcast with the idea that you get to hear what we talk about on our couch - no scripts, no preparation. Just plain talk about the many topics Saira and Faizan love to talk about. In this episode, we had difficulty putting words to our feelings. We are at a loss of what to do about the racism and a lack of care for others that we see being presented to us. We can start with taking responsibility for our own actions (or lack of) and try to figure out what is to come next.

Are we living our life or are we living expectations set by others. Saira and Faizan discuss how comparing ourselves to others prevents us from being us. What we don't realize is that we do not understand what challenges the others have overcome and what they face today.

Music: “Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Our childhood define us more than we can possibly imagine. Our experiences shape us as adults and how we interact with the world. We talk about how our healing journey helps us reshape our relationships and interaction with the world.

Music: “Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

So what happens when life throws your projects a curveball. We had a grand vision for how our new wellness centre would look but with the current lockdown there wasn't much we could do but re-think our approach and forge a new path forward. This means evaluating everything, identifying what works, cut out things that don't, and sticking with the new plan while being open to what the future may bring.

Music: “Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Saira and Faizan go deep into the feeling of loss. We discuss how losing somethings have made us aware of the importance of it in our lives.

Music: “Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

We are back! Back from dealing with loss, shame, and questioning our self-worth. Join Faizan and Saira as we restart our conversations on the couch to talk about how our grief brought up our shame and to question our worth and value.

Music: “Funk Game Loop” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License