The Courage to Hope
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“Hope makes you follow your dreams,” says actress Dina Shihabi, from the Amazon Original Jack Ryan. “I would have nothing in my life if I didn't have hope.”

We’re living through a pretty dark time right now. There’s this constant stream of negative news coverage and criticism. It’s hard to feel certain or confident about anything. Which is why it’s more important than ever to tap into our collective reserve of hope - the belief that life can be better tomorrow than it is today. 

In today’s episode, Ammar sits down with Dina to talk about how growing up in Arab countries shaped how they view themselves and the world, and how hope was (and still is) the backbone to their wildest dreams. They share personal stories of needing to overcome cultural friction and disbelief, and finding ways to fuel that inner hope when no one else believed in them. 

Through Ammar’s and Dina’s stories of growing up, moving away from home, and chasing their dreams we come to see: hope is a resilient, beautiful, and messy force that requires us to confront cynicism and fear. 

Hope isn’t just a passive feeling; it’s an action.

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Episode 87: The Haunting of Your Corporate Horror Stories
Happy early Halloween everyone!! In episode 79, we shared with you all some of our spooky horror stories from our time working in corporate. Not a lot of us like to air out our dirty laundry when it comes to our jobs, out of fear of looking like a disgruntled worker, or even the possibility of getting fired. But we asked you on IG if you were open to sharing, and to our surprise, our DMs were FLOODED with your messages. From physically, emotionally, and verbally abusive bosses to countless stories of mismanagement, these are pretty heartbreaking to read. It seems there isn’t enough done to combat these toxic work environments. At the end of the day, we’re all in this together. And the more we share, the more we know that we’re not alone in these experiences. So on theme with this weekend’s Halloween celebrations, we decided to share some of YOUR work-related horror stories! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. --- P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Glossier: Get 10% off your first order at - Function of Beauty: Get 20% off your first order at - Spanx: Get 10% off order + free shipping/returns at - PrettyLitter: Get 20% off your first order at code: abg - AcornTV: 30 days free at code: abg S U B S C R I B E T O U S ! - podcast: - instagram: - youtube: - website: E – M A I L U S ! - S U P P O R T U S ! - merch: - donation: --- This episode is sponsored by · First Republic Bank: First Republic Bank is committed to offering personalized financial solutions that fit your needs. · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. --- Send in a voice message:
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#153 — The Secret to Healthier, Stronger Relationships
Have you struggled with relationships that were bad for you? Maybe you’ve been in a toxic relationship with somebody who was always manipulating you into ways of getting what they wanted, leaving you feeling like a doormat. Maybe you had friends who treated you badly or would pressure you into going along with jokes at your expense or doing things that made you uncomfortable or went against your values. Or perhaps you’ve had family members who would leverage guilt or reciprocity to make you do whatever they want, even if it’s a huge inconvenience to you or emotionally draining or even damaging. Or you were constantly being made to feel as though your interests, desires or wants were unimportant or inconvenient… even if it’s simply “don’t treat me like sh*t.” One of the most important things you can do to ensure you have strong, healthy relationships — with your wife or girlfriend, your friends, your family or even your co-workers — is to have strong boundaries. Today, I'm going to teach you how to build strong boundaries... and how to enforce them. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: * What one viral video teaches us about toxic relationships * Why abusers and toxic people prey on people with weak boundaries * How abusers trick you into lowering your boundaries for them * How to push back when people push against your boundaries * The most important part of maintaining healthy relationships ...and so much more RELATED LINKS: What Will You Put Up With? Boundaries, Self-Esteem and Dating Enforcing Your Boundaries How Do I Avoid Abusive Relationships? How Do I Get My Family To Respect My Boundaries? Transcript available at Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes , Stitcher, Spotify and on YouTube. Like the podcast? Become a Dr. NerdLove patron at Want more dating advice? Check out my books at
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