For the past 7 years, Tarek Ali has always prefaced his talks with, “I never come to be right, I come to start the conversation.” And on this podcast, he continues THAT conversation. The thought-provoking conversations w not only inspire self-reflection and challenge societal norms, but also provide you with the tools for self-improvement. Tune in every week to hear Tarek have THAT conversation, either alone or with an insightful guest, as we grow closer to our highest potential—together. We talk mental & physical health, society & culture, financial literacy, business, social injustice, relationships, and so much more. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts & please RATE and REVIEW the podcast so THAT conversation can reach and heal more people.Subscribe to subscriber edition --> Leapintohealing.com
🧠 MINDSET SHIFT: Hard Times— Using Storms to Water Seeds
When life threw me into a whirlwind of stress and responsibility, I found myself questioning the spirit, searching for a glimmer of purpose in the chaos. What unfolded was a profound journey, one that we unpack in this intimate conversation, revealing the transformative power of perspective during life's most trying times. Together, we explore the idea that challenges are not merely trials but lessons in disguise, orchestrated by a spirit that has our best interests at heart. Our dialogue becomes a heartfelt reminder that every obstacle is a catalyst for growth, poised to prepare us for what's next.
Sharing personal anecdotes and the wisdom gained from them, we offer a fresh lens through which to view your own struggles. This episode is a guide to navigating the emotional storms and stresses with grace and resilience, emphasizing the importance of balance and self-care. As we discuss how hardships are exercises meant to strengthen our patience and faith, you'll find encouragement to shift your mindset and embrace these seasons of growth. Tune in as we inspire you to find the lessons hidden in life's tumultuous times, fostering a sense of steadfast hope and inner peace.
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🧿 AFFIRMATION: Stop Saving it!
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Today, we’re not just talking about making moves; we’re about setting those pent-up dreams free. You'll hear firsthand how the simple act of beginning can unravel the path to unexpected and wondrous destinations. If you've been cradling a vision or a goal too precious to act upon, let this subscriber edition of 'Leap into Healing' be the gentle nudge you need. It's about embracing the now and allowing the universe to work its magic as you bring those dreams from the shadows into the light.
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E16: Whole lotta SEX — Healing Body Trauma, Sexual Agency, & Growing Beyond Judgement
The labyrinth of personal healing is often clouded with the shame and secrecy of our deepest struggles. Embark with me, Tarek Ali, as I traverse the raw and intimate pathways of my own self-discovery, laying bare the battles with anxiety and the transformative power of returning to one's roots. This episode is a candid revelation, an invitation to listeners to journey alongside as I unpack the layers of my past that have sculpted the person I am today. From the gentrifying streets of Los Angeles to the private recesses of personal trauma, we tackle the complexities of self-worth, body autonomy, queerness, and the messiness of healing.
Through the lens of my own narrative, we examine several things: the intersection of queer identity and navigating sexuality, bringing to light the stereotypes within the LGBTQ+ community and the struggles for self-acceptance in the face of social pressures; reclaiming your body when past experiences stole it from you; and rekindling the relationship you have with you body after a lifetime of self-abuse. I share poignant moments from my own childhood and the journey towards reclaiming my body's narrative. It's a story of growth, self-love, and the courage to confront the demons of one's past. As we navigate the intricate dance of self-discovery, we laugh, we learn, and perhaps most importantly, we find solace in the shared experiences of our struggles.
This heartfelt episode culminates in a celebration of vulnerability and the solace found in expressing one's truth. It's a reminder that healing is an ongoing process, one that requires grace, self-compassion, and an unwavering commitment to authenticity. I leave you with thoughts steeped in hope and encouragement, urging you to embrace your journey with kindness and reflection, and to continue the conversation on self-compassion as we part ways. Thank you for lending your ears and hearts; may this dialogue resonate with you as much as it has with me, Tarek Ali.
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🔒 💬 ASK TAREK: Breaking the 'No Pain, No Gain' Cycle & Building A Healthy Relationship with your Body
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Embarking on a transformative journey, we uncover the profound impact of reconciling with our bodies, navigating through the scars of childhood trauma and the quest for acceptance. The power of therapy unravels before us, spotlighting its role in guiding us through the labyrinth of body dysmorphia and self-critique. With vulnerability at the core of our discussion, we explore the detrimental 'no pain, no gain' outlook and its role in the battle waged against our physical selves. As we journey deeper, we discover the importance of tuning into our body's needs and learning to communicate with the very vessel that carries us through life.
Join me as I venture into the heart of what it means to foster a positive and nurturing relationship with our bodies. We dissect the layers of influence—from social media's pervasive gaze to the imprints left by family and past connections—that shape our self-perception. Through personal reflection, we understand the necessity of patience and resilience in the ongoing pursuit of body acceptance. This dialogue is not just a narrative of struggle, but a beacon of empowerment, inviting you to embrace your body with compassion and revel in the greater happiness that blooms from self-love.
🔒 🔧TOOL: Working *with* Challenge, Habit Transformation, & Overcoming Triggers
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Dealing with challenges in life — whether constructive or taxing Having trouble identifying and overcoming impulses (not reacting to them)Trying to stop or slow down a habit & curate new onesPracticing—interested in adding more challenges in their life to build resilience and the skills needed to overcome them.and more!Every journal entry holds the potential to unlock a new way of seeing the world, and in my latest candid revelation, I unearth a transformative five-step exercise that turns life's challenges from overwhelming hurdles to opportunities for intentional living. Picture this: I'm one week in, the air is clearer, my lungs are grateful, and I'm on a journey to find a healthier relationship with smoking—discover the tools and mindset that helped me draw a line in the sand and how you can apply them to your own personal quests.
Venture with us beyond the smoke and into the realms of self-awareness and grace, where work stress and the quest for social connections no longer hold sway over our habits. In this heart-to-heart, I’ll take you through my own struggles with cannabis triggers, sharing how a shift from judgment to curiosity can redefine our impulses and carve out a path for growth. Embrace the warmth of granting ourselves grace in the face of failure, and join me in exploring how these setbacks can become your stepping stones for personal development. With these chapters, we're not just talking about change; we're embodying it, one grace-filled step at a time.
E15: BOTTLED UP: Anger, Pain, & Sadness — Finding Closure (Alone), Letting Go, & Moving On
Several years after being betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Johnell joins Tarek to share her story no one else has ever made space for. From her partner to her best friends, the people she thought would always be there seemed to turn their back on her when she needed them most. Struggling to navigate this betrayal and the responsibility of becoming a new mother, she was forced to move on, but so many words were left unsaid. Words, feelings, anger, and sadness that never faded, just bottled up inside of her. In this episode, Tarek guides Johnell through expressing and letting all of these emotions out so that she can heal and move forward. Tarek also provides her (and listeners) with additional tools to release bottled-up emotions, and how to heal herself during this grieving process.
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A powerful and much needed podcast
I’m only two episodes in and I’m already in tears (healing tears!) Tarek does such an amazing job of creating a safe space to deep dive with his guests and the audience. I can’t wait to binge through these episodes
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Selling solutions to mentally people—shame on you. The one and only episode I click on to listen to requires a subscription.
The transparency displayed in this podcast is rejuvenating in a world full of fabricated versions of healing. The last episode all about sex brought me to tears when Tarik pauses for a sec and checks in with himself before sharing something intimate. I appreciate his courage, compassion, and love it takes to share these stories that have resonate with me so well. Pls keep being you Tarik, we love you!!!