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lightupwithshua podcast by Shua

Podcast in English & Urdu 

My name is Shua and I am the founder and host of lightupwithShua, a weekly podcast on Conscious Living and Parenting, published every Wednesday.

This is a bilingual podcast. So far I have published about 90 plus episodes. Season 1 was my a time of learning and making connections. I had some amazing guests who were supportive and graciously took time out to come to the studios in Groton, MA or be on Skype or available in Person. That is still happening. I feel very lucky and blessed to have amazing good guests on my shows.

Season 2 started with interviews with younger people in Urdu as well. Did some travel shows while in Pakistan, more coming on that.

Season 3 is starting soon and the first topic is Environment and Climate Change. Hope you will watch or listen to it.

Because LightupwithShua podcast is for people like you and me, who are full of life, always learning, striving to get better and move on to mastery.

My podcast may help people, individuals, parents and anyone who is willing to evolve and grow by listening to rich conversations from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

You and I can together learn to solve and transform our problems to solutions. How? Well by listening to the stories of amazing individuals from all age groups, all kinds of professions, cultures, and ethnicities. In addition to listening and doing call to action on the lightupwithShua website and on the shows, you will have the opportunity to attend live shows on Facebook, join the free Facebook group and attend workshops, retreats and programs that are coming up this year. So, stay tuned by visiting the website, instagram, and facebook pages.

A little story:

When I was a little young person, I would have liked to listen or watch similar programs where I could hear diverse viewpoints from multicultural backgrounds and learn from them people.

I believe this podcast is also helpful for people who are not able to travel far away for whatever reason and get this valuable information in their hands so conveniently through smart devices and other smart technology today. 

I believe that someone, somewhere will benefit from these fascinating conversations doesn't matter who they are. This is to serve you! And I think at the end of the day, that is what matters, what do you think?

In addition to you learning and benefiting from our conversations on LUWS - lightupwithshua, my esteemed interviewees have expressed that my thoughtful questions provides them the opportunity to think about things they never thought before or didn’t articulate it the way they do during our interviews. 

Some of my guests have expressed that their time with me during these interviews will help them to further ponder and transcend through similar issues discussed. So, my hope is that you will also think about the questions and our conversations in ways that will benefit you.   

Those who are regular listeners of this podcast might have gathered that I am enjoying the process of meeting people and learning from them. For me, interviewing people is like reading an infinite book, a book with never ending chapters with captivating stories.

This LUWS podcast is for people who are open to the possibilities and ready to learn. Beautiful souls looking to find any opportunity to broaden their horizon, challenge their limits and share their knowledge and experiences. Thank you for listening and watching. And if you like this podcast or any episode, please feel free to send me your comments and feedback!

A little more reminder dear listeners, you will find guests from Native American tribes, African Americans, Pakistani Americans, Jewish Americans, Indian Americans, Swedish, Pakistani, and so many more.

I am a Muslim, Pakistani-American, born in Saudi Arabia, brown immigrant who hosts and interviews Indians/Hindus, Christian-Evangelists, Rabbis, students, people of all genders, housewives, professionals, entrepreneurs, you name it!

This I think is called inclusivity and diversity. Hope you can appreciate and learn with me on this journey! In one podcast, you can find guests who are multinational, multi-faith, multicultural, non-faith, and all, talking about one topic! They are all lighting up our world with great insight and a message of hope!

And lastly, please subscribe, share, rate and review. This will be a tremendous gift to me from you.

Thank you!

Shua - شعا ع - Youtube channel  -     - Spotify - The Groton Channel

Jul 14, 2021

An hour passed so quickly with Sara and Ahsen. Rich conversation with wisdom pouring all over from them for us to collect, learn and utilize. 
EP 121 part 2

Remember to comment and let me know what part of conversation did you really like? Which question made you think? What would have you said differently?
Talked about:
1. How parents perceive their children?
2. How disability is not a disability in the eyes of our Creator
3. What is conscious living to my guests?
4. The value of time, wealth, and relationships.
5. Message of hope?
6. What lights Sara and Ahsen UP? 
About Sara Minkara: A Blind, Muslim, first-generation American, Sara Minkara has spent her life on a journey toward not only acceptance but also real empowerment – for herself and everyone she meets.
Building on experiences at Harvard University, the United Nations, multinational companies and not-for-profit organizations, Sara’s unique programs offer individuals and groups alike authentic leadership solutions to recognize each other’s voice and value—and to deconstruct the societal narratives that too often inaccurately define us.
Through virtual or in-person inspired speaking engagements, her flagship Discovery in the Dark workshops, customized courses and one-on-one coaching sessions, Sara will facilitate a self-transformative journey to create authentic inclusion that will help you achieve your goals as an individual and in your organization.
Sara has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, Forbes 30 Under 30 and other renowned international organizations for her international advocacy, social entrepreneurship, authentic leadership and work to empower others.
--------------------------------------------------------------About Ahsen Utku: Ph.D. candidate at Political Science, Northeastern University. Harvard Divinity School MTS'15 and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University MALD'15. Forced displacement, conflict studies, nationalism and identity policies, gender and age analysis in conflict settings. ------------------------------------------------------------- *Remember to LIKE, SHARE, RATE and REVIEW.
Let me know what are you doing, thinking, and feeling during these challenging times.
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Shua - شعا ع