Episodes
Ed Kirwan is a storyteller, a filmmaker, a creative, but an educator at his core.  He taught science in North London at the age of just 22. He dealt with kids that had a lot of anger in them, a chip on their shoulder, and a real lack of motivation. Their thought processes revolved around a fear of failure, being judged and a lack of aspiration.  Ed deferred from the usual teaching methods as he didn’t see them as very effective. He would play basketball with the kids, build a trusting...
Published 11/01/22
Published 11/01/22
Tamara Ghazi is a good friend and the founder of DISC: diversified integrated sports clinic, right here in Dubai. She became passionate about preventative care due to her involvement in sports and health awareness from a young age.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, with a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Biology. She then went on to graduate from Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose California, which is recognized for its sports...
Published 10/26/22
We all struggle with accountability, following through, and creating impactful habits for lasting change. Self improvement is never easy. This is why I brought Kirk Miller onto the show. The passion this man has for pushing you, inspiring you and challenging you is next level! If you are ready to start implementing powerful changes in your life today, THIS is the episode for you. Kirk helps people get in the best mental and physical shape of their lives through a combination of different...
Published 10/18/22
This is an episode for the books. I've admired Dr. Shefali from afar for some time now and finally had the privilege to have her on the show. Her story is fascinating and we can all learn something from the way she has adjusted and pivoted throughout her life. No matter what life throws at us, there are lessons. We uncover some of these lessons in this episode! Some of the key topics: - Doing things with good intention, always - Optimising your health on all fronts: sleep, exercise,...
Published 10/13/22
This was such an informative episode addressing a whole host of different topics. Sandra is a Gut and Hormone Coach and a Functional Nutrition specialist. She helps women restore hormone balance by nourishing their bodies and healing their gut. In this episode we cover a lot of ground! From defining what hormone and gut health looks like, how we can improve both, what the misconceptions are, and much more! This is an episode for both men and women to listen to - I personally got a lot out of...
Published 10/04/22
Simon Salter is a friend and the founder of Dirtea:  a mushroom tea company, serving some of the worlds most purest and potent functional mushroom extracts powders, which when added to hot water or to your favourite beverage or shake offers an array benefits from: Nerve stimulation, increased memory, focus, to improved immune health, digestion, skin health, quality of sleep and reduction in anxiety and depression.We discuss Simon's journey and what led him to bring mushrooms into his life....
Published 09/20/22
Richard is the CEO and Founder of Augustus Media, publishers of Lovin Dubai, Lovin Saudi and Smashi TV. He has worked in the media and advertising space since 2006, and we discuss his journey in depth during this episode. We also go into his learnings and mistakes during his entrepreneurial journey and his advice for anyone starting a new business. We talk about how to prioritize different tasks in our life and how each person's process is and should be unique. Finally, we dive into the...
Published 09/07/22
Jeffrey Boadi is the founder of Wealth of Health: a resource aimed at promoting plant-based health, wellness, and performance. But there's so much more to Jeffrey as you'll hear in this episode. His knowledge and experiences with high performance, routine, recovery, and supplementation were just a few of the reasons I had to have him on the show. Having allround health focused episodes are extremely beneficial to anyone looking to up their health game! We hope you love this one as much as we...
Published 08/30/22
In today's episode we have on Cyrus Alavi, the founder of NU Water: a UAE homegrown company focused on providing us with high quality canned water - a sustainable solution to plastic waste. We dive deep into the current state of the water industry, what you should focus on when buying and consuming water, and what the future holds. Previously, we covered hydration and this episode will bring you even more gems that you can implement into your daily routine. We hope you learn as much from this...
Published 08/16/22
I have been a meditator for a long time. I see tremendous value in it which is why I pursued it further to become a teacher. It's also why I'm excited and grateful to have Anjaan on the Forever Student. He's been in the space of meditating, healing and tantra for a very long time and today we discuss the true meaning of meditation and healing and it's certainly not what you expect. Other topics in this episode are the importance of gratitude, how we can overcome negative emotions, what blocks...
Published 08/09/22
We tend to think we drink enough water but it's often not the case. The filtered or bottled water we drink rarely has the right amount of mineral in it, ones that are key to our health and wellbeing. This is why I brought Dave back onto the show. To talk us through why just water isn't good enough and how we can go about hydrating our bodies better. Dave is the founder of Humantra: a global wellness brand on a mission to put thriving health and optimal performance in everyone's reach by...
Published 08/02/22
What should we be eating? Diets and fads are always fighting for our attention, with so-called health experts trying to persuade us to buy their healthy products. I hope this episode puts an end to that. Tarek is the founder of Matter Nutrition, one of the leading meal plan companies in the UAE, but so much more than that: a movement in lifestyle wellness. You'll hear my praise Matter throughout the episode and for good reason! Have a listen and hear more about the science behind food and how...
Published 07/26/22
We often take our breathing for granted because it's something we naturally do 24/7. But what if I told you many of us are breathing wrong? Because it's not something we focus on, nor put effort into, we forego the benefits breathing can offer us. In this episode, we brought expert Nestor Balart in the studio to talk us through his experiences and lessons in learning about the breath. How it can help with performance, focus, anxiety, sleep and much more. If you want to learn more about Nestor...
Published 07/19/22
Udo Erasmus is a pioneer of the health and wellness industry having created FLAX OIL and the Healthy Fats Movement. He is also the co-founder of the UDO’S CHOICE supplement brand, a global leader in cutting edge health products having sold tens of millions of bottles of healthy oils, probiotics and digestive enzymes. Udo is an accomplished author including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill that has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. Udo has extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology, a...
Published 07/13/22
This one is a little bit different. I got invited by my friends at the Illuminations podcast to talk about my morning routine. This episode will talk about how to build your morning routine, the benefits, and some other tips and tricks that may be useful. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me directly on Instagram on @stephanrunsdxb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 07/07/22
Today's guest on the Forever Student is Tom Walker.  He’s worked in the fitness world for over a decade, some of those years focused on coaching triathletes. Tom also decided to compliment his experience and hands on knowledge with a BSc in Applied Sport Science. He saw the ‘student lifestyle’ as a chance to develop his own race experience and in his 3 years as a student bagged two AG top 10’s at IM 70.3 Dublin and IM UK, raced at the 70.3 World Championships and represented GB at the...
Published 05/31/22
Dr. Nas is a good friend, but also a functional medicine practitioner, health and wellness advocate, family medicine consultant, and medical director at DNA health Center here in Dubai. We had him on the show before where we spoke about timeless ways to take care of your general health, if you have listened to that yet, check out episode 15. Today, we’re jumping into the topic of stress. We all suffer from stress in some shape or form and I thought it would be a good idea to bring him on to...
Published 05/24/22
This is Part Two of my interview with Dr Lisa Miller Happy listening!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/18/22
This episode is with Dr. Lisa Miller. I first came across her name while watching her on one of my favorite podcasts: the Rich Roll show. She spoke about the link between spirituality and science, something I had never heard about. Spirituality for a lot of us is quite out there, hard to really grasp, and especially difficult to prove.  In this episode, we go into many different things spirituality related - from defining it, to talking about deep relationships, inner wisdom, connecting with...
Published 04/25/22
At this point, we've all heard about cryptocurrency and NFTs, but do we really understand the concepts and real life application? In this episode, I am joined by the Danosch and Anas to take a deep dive into the brand new Web3 world to try and simplify complicated concepts.  They are the founders of ArtsDAO: a platform which invests in, accelatest and launches creators, founders and community builders in Web3.  Happy listening!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/13/22
Loui Blake is a London-based entrepreneur, speaker & angel investor in the plant-based hospitality sector. Starting out in football & then nightlife, a switch to a plant-based diet in 2015 caused Loui to refocus his attention on businesses that make a positive impact on the world through food.
Published 03/16/22
Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a clinical psychologist and wellness expert who makes her home in Sonoma County, California. With a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Blending traditional psychotherapy with alternative mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, Dr. Manly knows the importance of creating healthy balance, awareness, and positivity in life. We haven’t addressed relationships on...
Published 08/18/21
Joyce Marter has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998 and is an expert in self-esteem, mindfulness and career development. Joyce is the Founder of Urban Balance, a counseling practice she started and grew to over 100 clinicians working from ten locations in three states during her 13-year tenure as CEO. She successfully sold Urban Balance to Refresh Mental Health in 2017 and serves as Chief Brand Ambassador for this national leader in outpatient mental health. Joyce...
Published 08/10/21