95. For The Lessons We Learn | Farah
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It's hard enough to lose your mother in her prime. Though to lose her to a random shooting, well that's even harder to get your head around. In this episode Farah shares how she embarked on a journey to understand the mysteries of her mother's death in tragic circumstances...

Why would she choose for her mother to be shot?

What was there to learn from this?

As she unravelled these questions and more, her love of yoga and baking, yes, baking, provided much-needed respite. We discuss her book - Meher & Me, which portrays the struggles she faced of reconciling her childhood with her mother’s life and subsequent death, to eventually harness her inner strength to find equanimity (this is an Amazon #1 Bestseller by the way!). This episode is full of wisdom and wonderful insights to manage grief which will leave your heart full.  

 

Farah's Bio

Farah, who is of Parsi origin, was born in London and raised in North India. She is a British national with an Indian heart and embraces the different facets of her identity with ease. After the untimely loss of her mother, struggling to reconcile the mysteries of life and death, Farah embarked on a journey inward to find a conduit to channel her loss and pain. Farah has built a career in the banking industry, across continents, over the span of thirty-plus years and is now based in Dubai. In her spare time, Farah is an avid baker and Yogi

 

In this episode, Farah shares:

[00:01:08] Who her Meher is

[00:05:46] Farah & Parsi heritage

[00:07:46] Sense of displacement

[00:08:40] A melting pot of people, cultures and experiences

[00:12:16] The phone call & dream

[00:14:24] Getting to Meher

[00:16:17] Defying the odds

[00:18:54] The shades of grief

[00:19:41] Understanding why my mother would be shot as a lesson to learn

[00:22:55] Sharing the story to help others

[00:24:03] Facing my worst fears

[00:26:25] Baking and yoga

[00:31:54] The book - Meher & Me

[00:33:18] Dealing with the emotions that arose

[00:36:02] Struggles that teach us to develop emotional strength

[00:42:29] Homatha, Ukatha, Uvarashtha

[00:44:19] Biggest learning

 ... and so much more!

 

Quote:

"...that memory of that moment is something that I don't think you ever really get over. It's like time takes, perhaps, the sting out of it, but the memory stays." ~ Farah

 

Resources:

Farah's links:

Website & Book (+ recipes 😊):  www.farahpress.com

IG: https://www.instagram.com/Farah.Press

 

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Email:          thebeautifulsideofgrief@gmail.com 

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YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/@thebeautifulsideofgrief

 

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And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!

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