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Author: Sabreen Haziq

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The Lavender Fix, hosted by Sabreen Haziq, is a self help podcast dedicated to sharing stories of perseverance & resilience from real people with real experiences.
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In this 15th episode The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Sumaya Dalmia, one of the leading fitness and wellness professionals in India, and someone who has been a pioneer of the Wellness and Fitness industry since 1997!Join Sumaya & I as we chat about the mom hustle, the unsolicited snapback expectations, mom-shaming, the Instagram body, the thin vs fit debate, body imaging, metabolism and nutrition related internet fads. We also chat about how Sumaya has challenged all possible gender stereotypes, built a fitness empire and crushed it in the male dominated fitness industry:ALL WHILE BEING A MOTHER TO TWO BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!Towards the end of the episode, Sumaya also shares her secret sauce on developing a positive relationship with eating healthy and hitting your fitness goals while being kind to yourself. Simple and rock solid.This is some REAL TALK that you need to tune into!! Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 14th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Latoija Jones Stewart, a badass female entrepreneur from Waco, Texas, determined to become an excellent version of herself through fitness! Join Latoija & I as we chat about the driving force behind her decision to change her life, the steps she took to wash away the physical pain, the vulnerabilities, the body shaming and the overwhelming response she's received from her family and online community. Towards the end of the episode, Latoija also shares 4 solid and realistic tips on how you can embark on your own personal journey to losing the weight of body imaging and truly becoming the BEST version of yourself!We hope this episode inspires you!!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 13th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Akshay Jakhete, an incredible cast member from the show Indian Matchmaking on Netflix! Join Akshay and I as we engage in a candid conversation about his presentation on the show, the positive and negative feedback received from viewers, the trolling spiral on social, his relationship with his mother, and most importantly -- clarification by Akshay for some of the sentiments expressed on the show! Phew! *Arranged marriage is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent, & continues to account for an overwhelming majority of wedlocks in the country. Despite the fact that the arranged marriage tradition lacks any legal recognition, the institution has proved to be astoundingly robust in adapting to evolving social circumstances: defying popular predictions of decline as India modernizes.*You've got to tune in!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 12th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview: Manisha Dass, a very special and loved cast member from the show Indian Matchmaking on Netflix! In real life, Manisha is a super passionate healthcare research analyst. She has been practicing occupational therapy for over 5 years and can speak FOUR foreign languages!Join Manisha and I as we chat about her latest stint on the Netflix production - Indian Matchmaking & her ideas around challenging ageism in the traditional matchmaking industry of South Asia.  At the end of the day it's about being the change you want to see!*Arranged marriage is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent, & continues to account for an overwhelming majority of wedlocks in the country. Despite the fact that the arranged marriage tradition lacks any legal recognition, the institution has proved to be astoundingly robust in adapting to evolving social circumstances: defying popular predictions of decline as India modernizes.*Enjoy!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 11th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview Andrea Lopez: a celebrity impressionist, a comedian, a podcaster, a Buzzfeed Commentator and former radio personality who was most recently featured on NBC's comedy series "Bring The Funny.”Join Andrea & I as we chat about Andrea's passion for comedy, her life before going mainstream, her infamous Kourtney Kardashian impressions and how she overcomes creative challenges. Andrea also throws light on some critical issues impacting female talent in her industry and shares ways to build bridges and cross those barriers. Find Andrea on Instagram: @andrealopezcomedyLearn more: https://www.andrealopezcomedy.com/Enjoy!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 10th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview Isha Yadav: a PhD candidate for Women & Gender Studies, & a practicing visual artist, writer & theorist from New Delhi, India: currently facing the brunt of the arranged marriage tradition in her life.Join Isha & I as we chat about the latest Netflix production - Indian Matchmaking & her personal experiences with the tradition of arranged marriages. *Arranged marriage is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent, & continues to account for an overwhelming majority of wedlocks in the country. Despite the fact that the arranged marriage tradition lacks any legal recognition, the institution has proved to be astoundingly robust in adapting to evolving social circumstances: defying popular predictions of decline as India modernizes.*How does the setup work? Who arranges the meetings? What sort of criteria are laid out? How are alliances approved or rejected between two families? What are some of the challenges?Tune in to find out!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 9th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview the WECO Hospitality founders: Rachel Amiralian & Gavin Lambert, two SUPERNOVAS!The WECO founders & owners lost their jobs due to the pandemic a few months ago and quickly pivoted to build a food business that not only provided them with a stable source of income, but also offered an amazing new service to their community and close circle. Since its opening in March, WECO has served over 5,000 meals, delivered to 30+ towns and is now averaging over 300 meals a day! In addition to bringing delicious dinners to hundreds of paying guests per day, WECO is actively donating meals to hospitals, out-of-work individuals, homeless shelters, and people who deserve a free meal.Join us as we chat about how Gavin and Rachel's culinary miracle, WECO, was born amid the COVID19 crisis and how they’re continuing to spread love through their amazing homestyle meals!Find WECO on Instagram: @wecohospitalityLearn more about WECO Hospitality: https://wecohospitality.com/about/Sign Up for WECO Newsletter: https://wecohospitality.com/weco-hospitality/
In this 8th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview Emily Fedner: a Brooklyn based cook, a trained TV host, a content creator and a professional food-eater. Join us as we chat about Emily's journey to establishing her blog - @foodloversdiary, starting her pop up restaurant called Petite Pasta Joint in partnership with Sarah Raffetto, and creating the Babushka podcast -- a major source of inspiration for The Lavender Fix. This conversation is centered around the topic of blogging and developing a positive relationship with food while managing the challenges of body imaging as a food blogger.Find Emily on Instagram: @foodloversdiaryLearn more about Petite Pasta Joint: https://emilyfedner.com/ppjTune into the Babushka podcast: https://emilyfedner.com/babushka-podcastEnjoy!Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In this 7th episode of The Lavender Fix podcast I interview Sydney Weymouth: a New York based Social Media & Creative Strategist who manages the digital footprint of award winning personalities like Daymond John & Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as countless brands ranging from skincare to hospitality. In the September of 2018, Sydney woke up in her New York apartment one morning & as she saw herself in the mirror right across from her bed, she noticed a bald spot on her head. Assuming that it was because the light hitting her from an odd angle, she dismissed it at first, only to be diagnosed with Alopecia Areata much later. What is Alopecia? Alopecia Areata is a skin disorder that causes hair loss, usually in patches, most often on the scalp. Goes without saying that losing a part of yourself like that can cause severe emotional distress which oftentimes can be incredibly hard to manage. What happened next? Tune in to find out & learn from Sydney's resilience!
In this episode of The Lavender Fix podcast, I interview Danielle Khan about how a fun spring trip to Kashmir changed her life forever because she found love in the lush valleys of Kashmir.Danielle is a Washington DC based Special Assistant to ambassador Swanee Hunt. She is committed to the promotion of philanthropic initiatives, global human rights, women's rights, gender equality and empowerment. Danielle and Shahrukh's inter-cultural & inter-religion courtship leading to marriage was a tough hike that came with lots of twists & turns, adjustments, lukewarm conversations & life- altering victories.The episode ends with 4 concrete tips from Danielle to help individuals who may be trying to navigate a similar life situation.Enjoy!
This episode is dedicated to the topic of moving on from toxic relationships of the past and allowing oneself to find light and love at the end of the tunnel. To that end, it’s a process, not a destination. You have to be patient because the only way around it is through it.In this fourth episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast, I interview my Instagram friend Sara Suri Bhatia: a video producer and content strategist from New Delhi, India. Sara firmly believes that time and love have no correlation and that you can be in an extremely loving and respectful relationship with someone you’ve known for a short period vs being in a toxic relationship with a “childhood sweetheart.” Sara decided to walk out of a 10 year long turbulent relationship last year and within no time found her soulmate and got married!So, what is the bottomline? It’s never too late to get out of something toxic. Never too late to start afresh. Never too late to give life another shot! Enjoy!
The Black Lives Matter movement was founded in 2013 with the aim of eradicating white supremacy and building local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. In this fourth episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast, I interview Kimberly A. Houston, who is the owner and principal consultant at Pure Health Prosperity: she administers consultations in the area of Holistic Personal Development. As a proud woman who hails from the black community, Kim shares her thoughts on the deeper context of the Black Lives Matter movement and the difference between education, indoctrination and deliberate misinformation with regards to the existing colonial mindset.Towards the end of the episode Kim also shares concrete advice on the role each one of us can play to eradicate racism and ways to fight this fight in solidarity with our black brothers and sisters.#BlackLivesMatter
In this third episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast, I interview Ananya Rijhwani: a self-taught wedding photographer from Varanasi, India. From the ghats of Varanasi to the heart of New Delhi, Ananya’s journey of deciding not to attend college and jumping right into starting her own wedding photography business is inspiring! Fast forward to 7 years, Ananya has built a good life for herself. Was moving away from home at the age of 18 with no seed funding or a degree the right decision? Was it worth it? Does she have any regrets? Tune in to find out!The episode ends with 4 concrete tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in a similar fix, looking for advice and answers on where to start.Find Ananya on Instagram: @ananyarijhwani.weddings For business enquiries: teamananyarijhwani@gmail.comEnjoy!
Today I'm chatting with my best friend of 11 years, Anjali Kalra: a senior auditor with a professional services firm in India. We cover everything from her opinion on the modern day relationships to her personal experience with online dating. We also discuss the recent spike in the length of user conversations on dating apps like Bumble, Grinder and Hinge, especially since shelter-in-place orders went into effect. The episode ends with 6 concrete tips from Anjali on how to maintain a healthy headspace in your love life during these challenging times!Find Anjali:On Instagram: @shethetravellingtoe
In the inaugural episode of The Lavender Fix Podcast, I interview two very special guests: my dear friends Sana and Lalit, who I’ve known for about 10 years! We discuss their inter-religion dating journey leading to marriage - a tough hike that came with lots of ups and downs, fireworks, lukewarm conversations and breakthroughs. The episode ends with 3 concrete tips from Sana and Lalit each for individuals who are in a similar Fix. Find Sana and Lalit on Instagram: @made.in.bombay, @lallitdalal, if you’re looking for more advice. They were kind enough to offer all their help :)
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