Episode 13: Being Gentle With Ourselves, Gratitude and The Pay-Off Of Consistency With Dima Mekdad

In this episode we’re joined by Dima Mekdad, a Syrian Londoner who used to be a pharmacist, is currently finishing her PhD, and also co-founded a not-for-profit over five years ago, whose mission is to tell and share stories that showcase the cultural heritage and human identity of Syrians. Having experienced a complete burn out after a major crisis in her life, she’s been on her own personal growth journey to reconnect with herself.

What we talked about:

  • How Dima used running to support her mental health, despite having never run before
  • Using gratitude in slow and intentional ways
  • Why spaces to check in with how we feel are so important
  • Dima’s system she created to embed joy in her life, her “J-Factor”
  • What to do when resistance shows up and it feels like you’re going backwards
  • Asking for help and staying consistent

Get full show notes and more information here: https://daniellebrooker.com/podcast

Resources/links mentioned:

The Guilty Feminist podcast

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers bookNot-for-profit co-founded by Dima, Qisetna