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Soft Strength

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 21 episodes, 17 hours, 55 minutes
Conversations about humanity, mental health and overall holistic wellbeing, because we believe meaningful conversations can transform the world.⠀Shifting and expanding our perception of what it means to be human and how we experience the world we live in.
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Ep 17 Improv and Playful Wisdom with Andrew Cain

What if the benefits of mindfulness could be accessed in a fun, playful and relational way? What happens when we work with what is right here and dare to drop the planning, lean into vulnerability, and embody joy? A conversation about acting improv and how this accessible practice enables anyone to cultivate freedom, creativity, richer relationships, and expanded possibilities. Life wisdom in a joyful, playful practice of stepping into the unknown.(You can find Andrew and learn more about his taster improv classes at
12/5/202052 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 16 Donuts and Feeling Good with Maryam Sharaf

What makes donuts important for our health and what are some of the main components that enable us to truly feel good? A conversation with an emphasis on a life of balance and training that empowers you to get to do more of what you enjoy doing. Unpacking some of the shame many people are conditioned to carry about their bodies, debunking a whole bunch of fitness-related myths, exploring post-partum recovery, and celebrating the value of strength-training and humor.
11/14/202059 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 15 Children as Teachers with Zoe Jarvis

What goes on in a child's internal world and how do we support children to be able to communicate, thrive and flourish? A reflective journey into the many ways children guide us back into ourselves and the deepest aspects of our own humanity
10/31/202049 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 14 Breaking Limitations with Ahmed AlAnzoor

(This episode is in Arabic)A whole new mindset of looking at the body, understanding pain, exploring the power of language and subtlety and the role of the nervous system in the health of our bodies. This conversation seeks to celebrate the individuality of the human body, and to rekindle our connection to our body as a living, breathing entity as opposed to being a machine we inhabit, and offers that as a key to transform how we move.
10/18/202059 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 13 Courage to Connect with Lena Slachmuijlder

Reflections around bridging divides and coming together to honor our shared humanity and the inherent goodness that can be rekindled in each and every one of us. This conversation reflects on insights from the world of peace-building and conflict resolution with the hopes of rediscovering a more peaceful world in the days ahead.
10/3/202059 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 12 Mindful Motherhood with Penny White

Peeling away the guilt and shame narratives as we examine how being a great mother is all about doing the best you can and that being more than good enough. This episode examines maternal mental health through validating reminders for parents and the people around them, simple tools that can make a powerful difference, and honest real talk about some of what comes with motherhood.
9/19/202058 minutes, 53 seconds
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Welcome back to Soft Strength Season 2

Yaay we're back! Sharing a few reflections from my time off and my personal experience as a podcast listener on mindsets that enable us to find more resonance and value in what we listen to
9/5/20207 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 11 A Return to Love with Waleed Hashim

What if love had a much broader purpose to it than we've often been taught? How can the way we relate to the people we love become the ultimate spiritual practice, and what are the ways in which we often give our power away in love? A refreshing perspective on navigating spirituality and relationships, and stepping into an expansive life full of joy and humour
9/5/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 10 Stepping into our Potential with Mohsin Falee

An exploration of how movement disciplines shape our character, mindset and motivation. Looking into the power of simplicity, the value of connecting to a larger purpose, how joy and trauma can coexist, and the importance of trying different things and stepping out of our conventional boxes.
5/10/202059 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 9 Body Mapping with Caitlin Casella

A fun (and highly informative!) exploration of how we can reconnect to the inherent wisdom and movement intelligence in our bodies, so we can thrive as we move through our lives. A multidisciplinary dive into empowered, pain-free movement addressing myths about posture, flexibility, pain and more
4/26/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 8 Anatomy of the Self with Vincent Cubitt

A journey into the power of choice and the formation of our sense of self. How do we break free from the control of our thoughts, feelings and external circumstances? How do we develop a healthier relationship with our triggers and patterns, and overcome self-limiting beliefs? This conversation empowers us to remember the essence of who we are beyond our perceived limitations
4/13/202059 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rekindling Resilience - Cultivating Vitality and Connection in the Face of Collective Trauma

What aspects of ourselves are vital to nurture at a time when the world as we knew it is shifting completely and all illusions we had of control are up in the air? This episode contains reflections and practical explorations of some of the areas where the deepest wells of our resilience lie
4/1/202026 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep 7 Nature As Scripture with Tariq Al-Olaimy

What have we lost by turning away from the natural world, and what do we stand to gain back by reestablishing lost connections? A reflective, spiritual and philosophical dive into our inextricable connection with this wisdom-filled teacher, the incredible marvel it holds (even amidst the devastation) and how it shapes us into better humans
3/14/202059 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 6 Slowing Down Time with Teodor Ardeleanu

What does it mean to have internal strength? An inquiry into internal martial arts that takes us on a reflective journey into the power of imagination, slowing down the mind’s storms to find harmony, how we can break out of habits and beliefs, and the wisdom of the body.
2/29/202057 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 5 Training that Empowers with Esraa Janahi

What influences our inner dialogue and our coping mechanisms when we're being challenged? How do we tackle the ever-growing challenges around body image? How does dieting end up being counterproductive? Examining how training empowers us to shift away from chasing an elusive 'ideal' and develop an appreciation for who we are instead
2/15/202054 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 4 When Buildings Speak with Sara Abdulla

What stories do buildings have to tell? How can we connect to aliveness in what may seem lifeless? How can we use this life within spaces to transcend social barriers and connect more deeply? An illuminating story that connects architecture, grief and climbing mountains to remind us of the power of listening deeply, and our capacity to find meaning and resilience in the face of loss 
2/1/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 3 Adventure Surrender with Amal Jaffar

What happens when we allow ourselves to trust life's unfolding instead of resisting the unpredictable? And how on earth do we even get there?A delightful conversation on creativity, courage, resilience, fear, grief, healing and a romance with life that makes all its different colors a worthwhile part of the ride. 
1/18/202056 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 2 Embracing Our Humanity with Eman Nooruddin

Are finding your purpose and positive thinking overrated? Why are we always chasing more and how can we find satisfaction? In this episode we dive into the ways we shape our own experiences and explore finding peace with emotions in order to be more compassionate towards ourselves and those around us
1/4/202059 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Paradox of "Caring" Less to Care More Deeply

This one's for the empaths.How can we show up fearlessly for the people we care about?Exploring potential narratives underlying our sense of "caring too much" and the importance of removing ourselves from the story to more productively support the people we love
12/29/201912 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 1 The Stories we Choose to Live with Weam Zabar

What shapes our personal realities? Weam guides us through an exploration of deconstructing our beliefs and values, acknowledging the personas we've created for ourselves and where we create our own limitations.
12/21/201956 minutes, 12 seconds
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Welcome to SoftStrength

12/8/20197 minutes, 55 seconds