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Welcome to Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories, the podcast that shares harrowing stories of trauma, survivorship, and triumph. Join us every week as Amy Syed interviews inspiring people to discuss how they moved through difficult times in their lives to determine what the true definition of ‘thriving’ is. Our goal is to share stories that resonate with you and spark hope for those in need. Find us anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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During her childhood, Karlyn Percil experienced bullying and sexual abuse. Without understanding how to deal with her trauma, Karlyn unconsciously carried it throughout her life, which formed into self-sabotaging narratives that ultimately affected her relationships with other people and herself. Eventually recognizing that she needed to make a change, Karlyn worked towards accepting and loving herself. She developed programs and stayed disciplined until she was able to regain her own power and tap into her full potential. Today, Karlyn Percil is a successful entrepreneur who focuses on sharing the lessons from her journey with women around the world. 1.33 - Karlyn’s childhood4.10 - Karlyn’s child sexual abuse5.39 - What self bullying looks like8.10 -  The institutionalization of our lives and breaking free14.45 - How to create a conscious contract with yourself17.20 - Amy’s reflection 18.10 - Reflecting on your SIMUs23.07 - How Karlyn reclaimed her power29.16 - Karlyn’s businesses evolve32.09 - How to help others understand the impact of stepping into your healing35.25 - How to discover your purpose36.30 - Remember to be audaciousSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
When Leigh Mitchell was three months old, she was given up for adoption. Her adopted parents divorced when she was only a year hold, causing disruption to the stability she felt from an early age. In school, Leigh struggled to find her stability, suffering from learning disabilities and constantly moving from place to place. Eventually after finding her footing in high school, Leigh watched her father buy a resort and suffer from a nervous breakdown that changed the course of his life. As a business owner herself today, Leigh has spent years helping both herself and others heal from similar traumas. In adulthood, Leigh managed to reconnect with her biological parents, putting together estranged pieces of her identity and began counselling to better understand how her traumas had affected her life. Today, Leigh is a thriving entrepreneur as the founder of Women in Business Network, a group of 30K+ women created to support female business owners. 1.41 - Leigh’s adoption and childhood4.30 - Leigh moves back in with her mom5.10 - Leigh’s learning disabilities6.20 - Leigh’s stepfather has a car accident, family moves to Mississauga7.20 - Leigh’s relationship with her biological parents8.05 - Leigh starts hanging out with older crowd9.10 - Leigh’s weekends with her adoptive father10.14 - Leigh’s adoptive father buys a resort, sees her father have a nervous breakdown11.52 - How Leigh’s trauma affected her12.57 - Amy’s reflection on Leigh’s story13.57 - Leigh goes to college instead of university14.44 - Leigh gets her driver’s license16.21 - How Leigh found and met her biological parents18.55 - Leigh gets an explanation for her adoption from her father21.55 - Leigh experiences postpartum depression after having her first child22.17 - Amy’s second reflection23.17 - Leigh starts seeing a psychiatrist 24.59 - How Women in Business Network was born25.42 - How our businesses are often reflections of ourselves26.21 - How to deal with rough days in business29.58 - Self care for entrepreneurs32.50 - Making decisions33.56 - Leigh’s dedication35.21 - Amy’s takeawaysSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Farah Nasser is an award winning journalist who has dedicated her voice to elevating people of colour. Recently, Farah opened up about her personal experience with the stillbirth of her son Hussain, live on Global News. Throughout this episode, Amy and Farah trade stories about what it was like growing up as children of immigrant parents, and their pregnancies with their twins. Farah talks about the moment she found out that one of her twins had passed away in her womb, and the psychological effects it had on her as she continued to carry both twins. Today, Farah discusses her stillbirth openly to raise awareness on the subject and remembers Hussain fondly with her husband and two children. 1.32 - Farah’s childhood2.51 - How Farah felt growing up as a child of immigrant parents6.05 - The first time Farah was called a “paki”8.21 - When Farah got married and decided to have kids9.46 - Farah finds out she was having twins10.32 - How Farah’s pregnancy went11.12 - Farah lost one of her twins13.26 - Amy’s reflection 14.43 - The pregnancy build up, Farah gave birth and found out how her twin passed away16.33 - Farah’s labour18.02 - The importance of talking about stillbirths19.22 - Group therapy21.17 - Why Farah and her husband decided to tell her son about his brother22.54 - What life looks like now for Farah24.38 - Amy’s reflection on loss25.31 - What Farah is seeing in working moms today28.03 - The need for protectionism29.35 - Farah’s episode dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

2020-12-1844:44

After Avery Francis was promoted to her dream job, she was sexually assaulted at a work social. Put in a precarious position as part of the company’s HR department, Avery made the difficult decision to come forward and take action. However, although the individual was let go, Avery could not let go of the feeling that she was unsafe at her workplace. Months went by and she slowly became more and more depressed, suppressing her emotions of the incident, rather than dealing with them. After an emotional breakdown, Avery took a leave of absence where she found art therapy and began to move through the trauma that had occured. Upon arrival back to her job, Avery made the decision to leave the company to continue her pathway to thrive. Today, Avery is the founder of Bloom, a full service workplace design consultancy.1.34 - Avery’s childhood5.04 - Dropped out of school and had to pay her parents back. Ended up in recruiting.7.02 - How Avery started her career after university7.40 - Avery became the Director of Talent at Rangle.io 8.58 - Started to distance herself from her colleagues9.27 - Avery’s promotion10.05 - The work social, celebrating her promotion10.57 - Avery’s sexual assault16.15 - Avery turns blame inwards, how the assault affected Avery’s sense of self17.56 - The dinner after the assault18.27 - What action Avery took afterwards19.04 - The action Rangle took20.57 - How Avery felt at work after her assault21.43 - Avery’s rock bottom24.08 - Amy’s reflection25.10 - Tools Avery used to heal 27.52 - Avery’s take on art therapy29.50 - Sexual assault is often not a one-off situation30.15 - Why Avery came forward 31.16 - Amy’s second reflection32.32 - What happened next?34.10 - How Bloom was born35.18 - What thriving means to Avery37.05 - Avery’s advocacy for BLM42.40 - Who Avery honours on the website43.00 - Amy’s final reflectionSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Fortunate to have several parents due to divorce, Jodi Kovitz came from a large family that shaped her view on making lemonade out of hard situations. As Jodi grew up, she adopted the mindset of always trying to find the positive out of pain. After having her daughter Lilly, Jodi and her husband divorced. A family lawyer at the time, Jodi hit a breaking point where she recognized that the life she was living was not the right path for her. This sparked a metamorphosis, where Jodi recognized the negative behaviours she was manifesting and began to see that their impacts were bigger than herself. After realizing the behaviours were happening, Jodi focused on her self development to heal the wounds that would change her life and create a bigger impact. Today, Jodi Kovitz is the Founder and CEO of #MoveTheDial, the host of the Joyful Sundays podcast, and a certified meditation instructor. 1.32 - Jodi’s childhood, first experience with her parents  2.57 - How Jodi’s parents' divorce impacted her  6.24 - Jodi’s advice for anyone going through divorce. 7.55 - Jodi’s co-parenting relationship with her daughter’s stepmom  9.30 - Why Jodi became a family lawyer  12.00 - Jodi asks for a business development budget to build a collaborative family law practice  12.50 - Jodi realizes that the life she was living was not the right path for her  15.34 - Jodi’s life changing experience in Arizona  19.12 - How to hold space for people with severe mental health issue  19.43 - Amy’s first reflection on self love and physical manifestation of disease  21.19 - The start of #MoveTheDial  23.40 - Pausing operations of #MoveTheDial due to COVID-19  24.22 - Jodi’s meditation process  27.49 - Jodi’s grieving process for #MoveThe Dial  29.26 - Joyful Sundays  33.43 - Jodi’s dedication for the episode  34.32 - Amy’s final reflection  Support the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
A self-made millionaire, Tahani Aburaneh came from extremely humble beginnings. After being born to Palestinian parents in a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, and is supported by international aid groups, Tahani was married against her will at age 15 to her cousin and sent to Canada without speaking a word of English. Determined to not be defined by her circumstances, she finished high school and managed to complete a business diploma from Conestoga College. Eventually, Tahani managed to leave her marriage and went on to build several successful businesses and a thriving real estate empire. Today she is also the author of Real Estate Riches: A Money-Making Game Plan for the Canadian Investor, and is one of the country’s leading experts on real estate investing.Show Notes:1:40- Tahani talks about life in her refugee camp felt like2:18- Tahani talks about her childhood. Emphasis on her relationship with her dad2:55- Tahani’s arranged marriage5:40- Tahani explains the “why” behind moving to Canada and how she reconciled with the decision. (To support her family in the refugee camp)7:00- Tahani’s Dad's letters7:13- Tahani’s life when she came to Canada + her husband8:03- Excitement over going to school + learning English10:20- How Tahani balanced her wife and home duties with school + her part-time job11:17- Numbness wore off and Tahani starts questioning her life and decisions12:12- Tahani talks about her marriage13:04- Amy’s first reflection13:42- Rock bottom14:97- Tahani’s brother passed away + mom suffering from illness15:45- Tahani talks about her real estate career starting + her first home purchase with no down payment17:06- Gratitude and mindset shift18:09- Tahani talks about her new “why” her two kids being her inspiration behind her hustle19:07- Amy's second reflection22:49- Her inspiration to help women24:25- disadvantages of not promoting women at the forefront of investing29:23- Tahani dedicates the episode to her parents30:06- Amys conclusionSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
The Gift of Adversity

The Gift of Adversity

2020-11-2747:40

When Samra was 16, she was forced into an arranged marriage with an older man that she did not know. She was shipped to Canada, barely speaking english, and was forced to perform a role of wife and mother that she was not ready for. Although culturally, Samra’s marriage was accepted by her immediate family members and community, she knew that something wasn’t right. She had bigger hopes and dreams to get an education, build a career, and create a life for herself that was free from her family duties. After ten years of enduring abuse, while slowly saving up money from a small babysitting business, Samra was finally able to attend University and things started to change. At the University of Toronto, Samra was celebrated for her intelligence and found the resources and strength to leave her husband. Today, Samra has graduated at the top of her class, been named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada, and her book “A Good Wife: Escaping The Life I Never Chose” is a bestseller. Show Notes:2.15 - Samra’s childhood6.45 - The mentality of accepted norms 8.39 - Samra’s arrange marriage9.58 - Samra arrives in Canada with her new husband13.45 - Samra describes her first 5 years in Canada14.27 - Samra tries to end her life17.40 - Amy’s initial reflection to Samra’s story18.19 - How Samra pulled herself out of abuse22.28 - What kept Samra going, Samra started going to school24.48 - Samra finds the on-campus health and wellness center 26.21 - Samra starts to push back, her husband abuses her to the point where she decides to leave29.43 - Samra graduates top of her class with awards30.30 - Cultural backlash of divorce32.11 - Rock bottom moment33.02 - How to capture and listen to your inner voice37.15 - Samra’s kids become her partners38.53 - Amy’s second reflection40.45 - How Samra is doing today, how can people be more inclusive44.53 - Samra dedicates the episode to her younger sister46.33 - Amy’s final conclusion, resources for victims of abuseSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Two years ago, Brenda was pregnant with twins. A few months prior to her due date, Brenda was hospitalized for 30+ days before being thrust into an emergency C-section. Due to the hospital’s capacity, her twins were transferred to another NICU - away from Brenda for the first few days of their lives. When Brenda met her twins for the first time, they were wearing masks and hooked up to IVs. After Brenda was able to take them home with her and her husband two months later, everything seemed out of place. Nothing was the way that Brenda thought it would be and soon after, she began to realize that something was seriously wrong. About a year later, Brenda was diagnosed with PTSD from her traumatic birth experience, and slowly she began to accept her experience and heal. 1.22 - Brenda’s Childhood3.43 - Life after University and getting pregnant with twins5.07 - The pregnancy7.20 - Pregnancy complications10.05 - Unexpected early birth12.08 - Post-birth in the NICU16.45 - Brenda realizes there’s something off19.40 - Brenda becomes a doula21.56 - Brenda’s diagnosis of PTSD22.32 - Amy’s reflection on Brenda’s story24.08 - Brenda’s treatment 27.46 - Brenda’s attachment to the idea of perfection31.50 - Amy’s concluding thoughts33.14 - How Brenda is doing today37.05 - Brenda’s dedication39.11 - Amy’s key takeawaysSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
When Blair was a child, her parents divorced. Her dad was struggling with addiction, and to Blair, when her father left, she felt like he stopped loving her. Fast forward to her adult life, Blair fell into abusive relationships, where she gave in to the wrong people, seeking the love she felt she lost. When she left her relationship, Blair found herself at rock bottom. She was effectively homeless, and called everyone that had expressed interest in working with her business to make enough money to put down a rent deposit. From the day she moved in, things started looking up. Blair worked her way up and eventually made a trip to Vancouver, where she gathered the strength to call her father and begin putting their relationship back together. 1.15 - Blair’s childhood6.20 - How Blair left her abusive relationship8.40 - Blair’s rock bottom moment8.50 - Blair’s dad came back into her life10.14 - Amy’s reflection on Blair’s story11.43 - How Blair and her dad rebuilt their relationship16.19 - How Blair’s trauma affected her view of alcohol and drugs17.54 - Blair’s father is diagnosed with terminal illness18.59 - Blair’s father’s apology letter22.27- Amy’s second reflection on Blair’s story24.12 - What happened next28.50 - How to unleash love in moments of pain33.26 - Amy’s conclusionSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Growing up in a family rooted in alcoholism, at a young age, Katie Koslowski’s parents dedicated themselves to trying to save her Uncle, after her other Uncle jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. As a child, she knew there was something going on, but no one wanted to talk about it. When her Grandmother went into a coma, at age five, Katie tried to comprehend the surrounding stress and anxiety that was storming, while feeling like her parents were distracted from raising her. When Katie moved into her teenage years, she didn’t have any sense of support, and fell into consistent peer pressure, which led to her alcoholism. Alcohol led to drugs, and Katie found herself involved in several sexual assaults and abusive relationships. Today, Katie has dedicated herself to supporting other women overcome the abuse they’ve experienced. 1.34 - Katie’s childhood5.24 - How Katie’s childhood affected her life9.05 - Amy dissects how how alcoholism can act as a filler for voids9.45 - How Katie’s upbringing affected her relationships14.32 - Amy reflects on Katie’s story.15.14 - Katie walks in front of a moving cab on September 19th, 2009.17.04 - The turning point.19.00 - Katie’s change.19.52 - Amy reflects on Katie’s rock bottom moment and turning point. 22.39 - Tools and resources Katie used in her healing process. 26.00 - Katie’s next chapter.30.05 - What is wrong with the word ‘trigger.’32.10 - Amy’s final reflection. 33.57 - How Katie is doing today.38.30 - Amy’s key takeaways.Support the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to Calm After The Storm, this is your host Amy Syed. I am Founder and CEO of FindyourHCP, 15minuteaday.ca and an activist. I am a survivor of domestic violence, terminal cancer and Grief. Thanks for joining us on this journey through other’s declarations. In this episode of Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories with Amy Syed, we speak with Laura Tucker, Leadership Coach at Free Your Inner Guru.Tune in as we tackle topics like:2:01 - Laura’s background4:08 - Being the eldest and the only daughter7:26 - Becoming rebellious outside her home11:20 - College life15:56 - Embarking on her mental health journey20:22 - Reflecting on what life is “supposed to look like”21:36 - The difficulty of pursuing a teaching career28:49 - Training, Sales and Antidepressants32:46 - Getting a morality check36:16 - Life in Kelowna, BC40:25 - The Secret45:26 - “From peak to pit”1:00:12 - Life after Sedona1:04:10 - Discovering new therapeutic methods1:13:59 - The biggest lesson she learned1:18:22 - Laura’s dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to Calm After The Storm, this is your host Amy Syed. I am Founder and CEO of FindyourHCP, 15minuteaday.ca and an activist. I am a survivor of domestic violence, terminal cancer and Grief. Thanks for joining us on this journey through other’s declarations. In this episode of Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories with Amy Syed, we speak with Melissa Punambolam, Life Designer at Life Designer Consulting.Tune in as we tackle topics like:1:14 - Being a life designer 2:48 - Melissa's childhood5:37 - Being her mom’s protector 9:33 - What she learned in counselling12:00 - Her teenage years15:05 - Reflecting on her mom's decisions and choices16:38 - Life in her 20's20:21 - Differentiating between healthy and unhealthy anger23:18 - How she copes with unhealthy anger27:01 - Feeling and healing shame29:44 - Her current relationship with her parents34:23 - Melissa's dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to Calm After The Storm, this is your host Amy Syed. I am Founder and CEO of FindyourHCP, 15minuteaday.ca and an activist. I am a survivor of domestic violence, terminal cancer and Grief. Thanks for joining us on this journey through other’s declarations. In this episode of Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories with Amy Syed, we speak with Danielle Lewis, owner and lead designer behind Danielle Lewis Designs. Tune in as we tackle topics like:1:35 - What Danielle is up to today2:34 - Growing up as an old soul8:12 - Finding her husband11:14 - Navigating infertility at a younger age15:00 - Experiencing her miscarriage18:26 - Using her intuition and finding a different outlook20:55 - Advocating her fertility plan23:32 - A growing family25:31 - Reflecting on her journey28:36 - Discussing infertility misconceptions 31:32 - Danielle’s dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to Calm after the Storm, this is your host Amy Syed. I am Founder and CEO of FindyourHCP, 15minuteaday.ca and an activist. I am a survivor of domestic violence, terminal cancer and Grief. Thanks for joining us on this journey through other’s declarations. In this episode of Calm after the Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories with Amy Syed, we speak with Leanne Monaghan, owner and executive director of Staying Alive Fitness. She is a Registered Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, kickboxing, fitness, Yoga Instructor and Lifestyle Coach. Tune in as we discuss topics such as:1:50 - What Leanne is up to today7:36 - A challenging childhood with an alcoholic father13:02 - A trip to Mexico18:50 - Telling her family about being raped22:18 - Getting diagnosed with cervical cancer31:14 - Recovering and gaining inspiration for the gym33:26 - A crucial shift in her mindset35:35 - The start of Staying Alive Fitness39:28 - Leanne’s dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to Calm after the Storm, this is your host Amy Syed. I am Founder and CEO of FindyourHCP, 15minuteaday.ca and an activist. I am a survivor of domestic violence, terminal cancer and Grief. Thanks for joining us on this journey through other’s declarations. In this episode of Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories with Amy Syed, we speak with Allison Venditti, a return to work expert, about her experience going through numerous head injuries, concussions, seizures and navigating a changing healthcare system. Tune in as we discuss topics such as navigating the healthcare system, transitioning to self-employment and finding new meaning to life.Allison Venditti has spent over a decade in Human Resources, coaching and consulting and in a super niche specialty as a return to work expert. She has interviewed over 2000 applicants for jobs, helped over 800 people return to work after maternity leave, injury and illness and coached individuals into more senior roles, new careers and new businesses. She has worked with companies ranging from 5 – 10,000 employees in industries ranging from consumer packaged goods, marketing, banking, tech, startups, engineering, non-profit, health care and government.1:30- A little about Allison4:32- “Just take Tylenol”9:32- Confronting the hard truth15:02- Navigating through short and long-term disability16:46- Joining a Brain Injury Program23:49- How Allison felt through behavioural therapy27:36- Hiring and becoming an advocate for yourself32:13- Allison’s dedicationSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome back to calm after the storm. Today we're going to be talking to an extraordinary Individual by the name of Brianna Cordero, a human trafficking survivor and survivor consultant on the Halton and Hamilton Coalition Against Human Trafficking. In this episode, we deep dive into her experiences leading up to human trafficking in Canada and her inspiring journey towards a fresh start with her son.2:51 - Growing Up Bullied by Family7:02 - Dating and Life Expectations from Catholic School8:30 - Married and Stuck in the States13:02 - Help from the Hospital and Hotel Staff20:10 - Handling a Custody Battle for Her Son23:27 - Experiencing Homelessness 25:29 - Creating a Career as a Survivor Consultant29:15 - Human Trafficking in Canada Today33:25 - Breanna’s Dedication Support the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to the third episode of Calm After The Storm, a podcast that explores various themes of survivorship and how each speaker has thrived. This podcast is hosted by Amy Syed, Founder and CEO of Findyourhcp.com. In today's episode, we chat with Nneka MacGregor and Shalleena about violence against women, how they overcome it and the important work they’re doing now.1:35 - A little bit about Nneka and Shellina today3:42 - Deep diving into Nneka’s childhood11:31 - Dealing with Abuse (Nneka)14:19 - Modelling what love is for Nneka’s children19:06 - Shellina’s upbringing24:40 - Seeking shelter (Shellina)27:29 - the healing continuum36:16 - post-traumatic growth and consent46:21 - declarations, not stories51:00 - dedication for trans folx, Black and indigenous peoplesNneka MacGregor is Executive Director of the Women's Centre for Social Justice, better known as WomenatthecentrE. She is a survivor and started the organization as a way to channel her anger, disappointment and energy at systems that were fundamentally broken. She and Shelleena, mobilize survivors, who are the true experts, to use their lived experience to bring about change, so that others don't experience the trauma they have endured. Nneka and Shelleena can be reached at nneka@womenatthecentre.com and www.womentatthecentre.comCONTENT WARNING:Information shared in Calm After The Storm podcast can be graphic in nature. We recommend you review the details of our podcast before tuning in. We appreciate you tuning in and we hope that the story shared with you today is inspirational and helps to get through tough times that you may be facing. For additional information or support, please visit 15minutesaday.caSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to the second episode of Calm After The Storm, a podcast that explores various themes of survivorship and how each speaker has thrived. This podcast is hosted by Amy Syed, Founder and CEO of Findyourhcp.com. In today's episode, we chat with Paul Silva about bullying, alcoholism and his experience in transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Tune in to get inspired!2:11 - From Chef to Coach: Paul’s career shift3:45 - Being bullied throughout childhood8:40 - Self-medicating with alcohol12:56 - Acknowledging his depression and alcoholism16:42 - A thinking problem, not a drinking problem19:06 - The importance of support21:33 - Finding his voice through writing25:08 - How Paul became a coach30:09 - The gift of being sensitive32:52 - A dedication to alcoholics and addictsPaul Silva, Paul Silva Coaching, a coach who works with new coaches to help them conquer the overwhelm of starting up a new business. He also works with those who want to cut down or cut out alcohol for good or for now.  Paul can be reached at paul@paulsilvacoaching.com and www.paulsilvacoaching.comCONTENT WARNING:Information shared in Calm After The Storm podcast can be graphic in nature. We recommend you review the details of our podcast before tuning in. We appreciate you tuning in and we hope that the story shared with you today is inspirational and helps to get through tough times that you may be facing. For additional information or support, please visit 15minutesaday.ca<a rel="payment">Support the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
Welcome to the first episode of Calm After The Storm, a podcast that explores various themes of survivorship and how each speaker has thrived. This podcast is hosted by Amy Syed, Founder and CEO of Findyourhcp.com, a technical platform that matches healthcare practitioners to employers on demand. In today's episode, Amy shares her experiences in grief, domestic violence, and terminal cancer with her sister Mehvish Syed, an animal and nature enthusiast who spends her day job cultivating support for cancer research and care at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. 5:04 - Amy’s childhood, growing up with South Asian descent and losing her father14:32 - Taking on responsibility and being busy as a coping method16:38 - Marriage, pregnancy and abuse23:03 - Navigating through hardship33:35 - How meditation helped her treatment37:04 - Starting a new life and thriving42:43 - Living in the moment, practising gratitude 46:02 - Honouring her father and a friendAmy Syed is a serial entrepreneur who has created other businesses and currently also coaches people who have no time for self-care to create habits and optimize their daily lives via 15minutesaday.ca. She is a speaker and chair of the board of directors at the Period Purse. When she is not working or volunteering, she has 5 beautiful children and a supportive partner with whom she spends her time and energies to grow the future. Visit Amy at: 15minutesaday.ca , @amy.syed @calmafterthestormpodcast CONTENT WARNING:Information shared in Calm After The Storm podcast can be graphic in nature. We recommend you review the details of our podcast before tuning in. We appreciate you tuning in and we hope that the story shared with you today is inspirational and helps to get through tough times that you may be facing. For additional information or support, please visit 15minutesaday.caSupport the show (https://www.amysyed.ca/calmafterthestormpodcast)
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