Leyla Okhai Assertiveness and Self-Care

#57 Assertiveness and Self-Care

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, as part of my trilogy for Self-Care September, I talk about assertiveness and setting boundaries. I outline how assertiveness can help you on your self-care journey, in terms of your mental, physical and social well-being,  I decided to make an episode on this topic as setting boundaries often stops us from looking after ourselves.  Listen to the podcast   In today’s show, I talk about: How some cultures encourage us to put…

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Shaping your self-care routine

#55 Shaping Your Self Care Routine

Shaping your Self Care Routine On today’s episode, as part of Self-Care September, I talk about creating, adapting and having a routine to support your self-care.  The term self-care often has a bad reputation or a response that invokes a big sigh!  What I mean by self-care is taking practical action to look after your physical, mental and social wellbeing, and doing this regularly helps us during times of stress and builds resilience.    Listen to the episode In today’s show,…

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Social Media and Mental Health

#54 Social Media and Mental Health: Help or Hindrance?

  This episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about social media and the impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing.  I decided to talk about this topic because Sunday 5th of September was the first Digital Detox Day. Created in  collaboration between #IAMWHOLE, an organisation co-founded by Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks, beauty blogger Zoella and the cosmetics brand Lush. The aim of Digital Detox Day is about raising awareness around the negative impacts that social…

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A writer's journey with Mahsuda Snaith

A Writer’s Journey With Mahsuda Snaith

A writer’s journey In today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, we’re carrying on the spirit of South Asian Heritage Month by  breaking stigmas and myths, particularly in relation to South Asian women.  Joining me on the show today is British, South Asian author Mahsuda Snaith. I am lucky to call Mahsuda a good friend and colleague who helps me work out my business blocks!   About my guest Born in Luton to Bangladeshi parents, Mahsuda Snaith is a writer of…

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Passion, Patience and Persistence

Finding Passion, Patience and Persistence

How Passion, Patience and Persistence helped me On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about passion, patience and persistence. In essence to reflect on the last four months and what I have learned about myself and my business.   I decided to make an episode about this because we have all faced challenges during this pandemic. My thoughts are, hearing others’ perspectives can truly help us understand that we are not alone. In addition, we don’t have to be happy…

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