14 episodes

On this podcast, you’ll listen to how regular people like you and me reclaim power from their visceral emotions and instinctive reactions to show up with empathy, courage and wisdom in their decisions and interactions.

There won’t be Nobel prize winners or mountain climbers on this podcast—although there can be. It’s a podcast that celebrates the Hero in all of us who show up every day in our messy and complex lives with an imperfect brain that evolved over millennia to keep us safe.

My Marathon, My Mountain Homaira Kabir

    • Education
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On this podcast, you’ll listen to how regular people like you and me reclaim power from their visceral emotions and instinctive reactions to show up with empathy, courage and wisdom in their decisions and interactions.

There won’t be Nobel prize winners or mountain climbers on this podcast—although there can be. It’s a podcast that celebrates the Hero in all of us who show up every day in our messy and complex lives with an imperfect brain that evolved over millennia to keep us safe.

    Honoring Ageing Parents

    Honoring Ageing Parents

    Today's topic will likely resonate with a lot of people who have ageing parents or in-laws, and who are struggling to be who they want to be as their adult children. If you’re feeling triggered, resentful, or angry, or experiencing the inner turmoil of not living in alignment with your values—unless you’ve justified why you’re right in doing so—this episode is for you! 
    Homaira shares the importance of making people seen, the beauty of “5-minute favors”, and a science backed strategy to be guided by your intuition and by who you want to be. Listen and be guided by your own heart and intuition!
    More Homaira: 
    The Book, 'Goodbye Perfect: How To Stop Pleasing, Proving and Pushing For Others… and Live For Yourself’: https://a.co/d/hcypvpZ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homaira.kabir 
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/TheGoodbyePerfectProject 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ5ioA3IdfrEwsQ7u_QxvGg 
    Website: https://homairakabir.com 
    Subscribe: 
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0SJS4pion976KBBxnt9NXA
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/life-is-a-highway/id1646627805%20 
     

    • 21 min
    Integrating purpose into your life

    Integrating purpose into your life

    Today's topic will is a very important one, because so many of us keeping waiting for the day we can finally live our lives. If you hear yourself saying I need to wait until the kids leave home, or I need more clarity on my purpose, or I can’t follow my passions because I need to pay the bills, then you’ll surely relate with this one.
    Homaira reads excerpts from the chapter on Purpose from her newly released book Goodbye, Perfect (published by Sourcebooks). She’ll share 10 common objections that people have when they uncover their purpose, because we’re wired for safety and comfort. Best of all, you’ll learn what you need to do to start living with purpose TODAY, because life waits for no one. And you’ll learn how to do so without dismissing your other roles and responsibilities—listen on how to embrace the freedom of BOTH / AND.   
    If you haven’t listened to part 1 of this 2-part series on Purpose where Homaira reads from the sections on uncovering purpose, you can do so at this link: ADD LINK TO PREVIOUS EPISODE
    More Homaira: 
    The Book, 'Goodbye Perfect: How To Stop Pleasing, Proving and Pushing For Others… and Live For Yourself’: https://a.co/d/hcypvpZ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homaira.kabir 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomairaKabirOfficial/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ5ioA3IdfrEwsQ7u_QxvGg 
    Website: https://homairakabir.com 
     
     

    • 10 min
    Finding the purpose that makes you come alive

    Finding the purpose that makes you come alive

    Today's topic will likely resonate with many people, especially women. If you feel that something is missing from your life, that you’re living someone else’s life, or longing for more joy, ease and purpose in your day-to-day experience, then this episode is for you!
    Homaira reads excerpts from the chapter on Purpose from her newly released book Goodbye, Perfect (published by Sourcebooks). She’ll walk you through why we lose connection with ourselves, how to listen to the life that longs to live through you, and different ways you can uncover your most important “thing” at this time in your life.  
    This episode can really tug at your heart and make you reflect on the important questions of life: Who am I? What am I here to do? You’ll walk away with a much deeper sense of purpose and belonging to your place in the world. Listen on for the start of your authentic life.
    More Homaira: 
    The Book, 'Goodbye Perfect: How To Stop Pleasing, Proving and Pushing For Others… and Live For Yourself’: https://a.co/d/hcypvpZ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homaira.kabir 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomairaKabirOfficial/ 
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@homairakabir7413 
    Website: https://homairakabir.com 
    Subscribe: https://open.spotify.com/show/0SJS4pion976KBBxnt9NXA
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/life-is-a-highway/id1646627805%20 

    • 25 min
    What do we do when we regret not being there for others?

    What do we do when we regret not being there for others?

    We’re a relational species. We find joy and fulfillment in being there for others. But we can also be judgmental, mean or weak when we could’ve been kinder or more helpful. We’re imperfect after all—and sometimes others don’t make it easy either for us to be who we want to be. 
    And so, we will all carry regrets ion our relationships. In fact, if we don’t, we likely never engaged fully with the people in our lives.
    In this episode, I talk about:
    Why interpersonal regret is normal How repair brings us closer The two forms that repair can take Listen to find not only the peace you seek, but also actionable steps you can take to learn from the regret and start living in alignment with who you want to be.
     

    • 23 min
    How do we work through regrets?

    How do we work through regrets?

    Regret is a topic that’s showing up more and more in our conversations. Perhaps what we’ve lived through these past few years has reminded us not only of the shortness of life, but also that many (or most) of our pursuits haven’t even been aligned with what we want.
    And with that comes the regret of our unlived lives.
    In this episode, I divide the regret into 3 types, and offer a different way to work through each of them. Specific things I talk about:
    Regrets about conscious decisions we made Regrets about things we avoided out of fear Regrets about the unstoppable passage of time You’ll find practical and actionable ways to reclaim not only the life you’ve lived, but also the life that lies ahead of you.
     

    • 12 min
    Does the pursuit of longevity promote ageism?

    Does the pursuit of longevity promote ageism?

    Longevity vs ageism—are the two at war with each other? Or is there room for happy co-existence where we can live long with health and meaning?
    In this episode, I reflect on what the focus on longevity may be doing to our collective psyche and beliefs, and why it is important to be mindful in our pursuit for a longer life.
    Specific things I talk about:
    Longevity—a means or an end? Ageism, and its effects on healthy adult development Elderhood, and its role in society How do we pursue longevity while embracing age?  https://conniezweig.com/ 
    https://www.homairakabir.com/goodbye-perfect-book/ 
     

    • 12 min

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