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The Early Birds Podcast

The Early Birds Podcast

By The Early Birds Podcast
Hello there ! The Early Birds Podcast is part of a project which aims to bring an uplifting dose of inspiration to your life! It's our bi-monthly rendez-vous where we discuss pretty much everything - lightheartedly- : Life, Love, Relationships, Hardships, Career, Literature, Poetry, ... and more. Don't forget to join The Early Birds Family on Instagram. Peace be upon you all, - Wholeheartedly, S&S
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The Early Birds Review (9) : Reflections of the Moon on Water - Dr. Xiaolan Zhao 📚
This is more of an invitation to our listeners to explore our identities. Safiya shares her own story and on-going journey to be in touch with her femininity. And this book : "Reflections of the Moon on Water: Healing Women's Bodies and Minds through Traditional Chinese Wisdom" by Dr. Xiaolan Zhao.  "My mind was in the driver’s seat, and was forcing my body to do more than it could handle. I expected so much from my body, wanting it to be tough and strong, wanting it to do what my mind asked of it. I came to realize that I had to make a deal with myself: I would take care of my body, and it wouldn’t give me any trouble." We ask you dear birds, what does being a woman mean to you ?
March 28, 2021
Extra Bonus : EP 15 - Women and Activism with Fatima Zahra Nassik
Part of our series highlighting ordinary women doing exceptional work in their field, today we're having the multi profiled Fatima Zahra Nassik, an architect who's work and passion are all about empowering women and engaging them in activism. Tune in to listen to this upbeat bonus episode where we get a closer look at Fatima Zahra  This is our own way to truly mark this International's Women's Rights Week 🔥💫
March 28, 2021
EP 15 : Women and Activism with Fatima Zahra Nassik
Part of our series highlighting ordinary women doing exceptional work in their field, today we're having the multi profiled Fatima Zahra Nassik, an architect who's work and passion are all about empowering women and engaging them in activism. Tune in to listen to one special episode, our own way to truely mark this International's Women's Rights Week 🔥💫
March 14, 2021
The Early Birds Review (8): Mindfulness and Intimacy - Ben Connelly 📚
Hello Birds 🐦, in today's review we will debunk Ben Connelly's book Mindfulness and Intimacy into 10 steps that could help us to become mindfully intimate and close to everyone. Intimacy here is in its broad sense of connection and closeness, so what can we learn from Ben's book? Let us all practice 🤓
February 07, 2021
EBP : Before Dawn (8) A Whole New Earth 🌍
"The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die". All in all, a letter on transitions, embracing change and allowing it in your own self. Sink in and enjoy!
February 01, 2021
Extra Bonus : EP 14 - Women around Faith with Aida Azlin ✨+ Special Surprise Guest
Hey Birds 🐦, As is the tradition here at EBP we had the joy of recording and extra 10 minutes with Aida and surprised her with a special guest : Salma whom she met in Japan last year! And this time it wasn't Salwa or Safiya asking the usual questions, it was Salma who took over with an incredible set of questions. Join us in this light-hearted session and let us know your answers : what would be your advice to a 9 years old girl for instance? 🤔
January 06, 2021
EP 14 : Women around Faith with Aida Azlin ✨
Hey Birds 🐦 Join us and let's get to know Aida Azlin who is a writer and the founder of AA Plus, which is an online platform dedicated to sisters (160 000 lady around the globe) who are sincere and serious in bettering their lives spiritually, emotionally and mentally."It's a close-knit community where knowledge and friendship comes in abundance." We couldn't be happier and proud to have her on our show to end this year gracefully... So what's a self-betterment journey? Tune in to learn more about the work that Aida does in order to serve her community. ❤️
December 27, 2020
The Early Birds Review (7) : Women Who Run With The Wolves - Dr. Clarissa Pincola Estes 📚
Hey Birds and welcome to our last book review this year. In these months we are celebrating femininity at The Early Birds Podcast, and what's better than Dr. Clarissa Pincola Estes's opus to do so 🎊! Here are 10 lessons we have learned from her book and that has helped us embrace our wildish and most creative nature ❤️
December 23, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (7) The Moon is Also Busy 🌕
For all that 2020 has taught us, let's let it go with gratitude. "O bow to God in gratitude, and some day, you will see how, The moon is also busy doing the same". Music : Chopin, Berceuse op57, played by Olga Gurevich, source Musopen, Creative Commons attribution 4.0
November 29, 2020
Extra Bonus : EP 13 - Embracing the Wild Feminine with Medina 🌻
We just couldn't get enough of Medina! We enjoyed this extra a little bit more than 10 minutes with her! We laughed, cried (well, inside) and felt grateful for being able to have the talk we had with her! If you are not ready to start the week, we think this might just be what you need.
November 22, 2020
EP 13 : Embracing the Wild Feminine with Medina 🌻
Oye Oye everyone! The 4 episodes series all about women is now up! "Women who run with wolves" starring Medina brings you an authentic talk on embracing feminitiy, living artfully and seeking the truth ✨ Join us for a wild talk featuring a sneak peek of Madha Morisco by the creative Firdaus Ensemble 🎶
November 15, 2020
The Early Birds Review (6) : What I Know For Sure - Oprah Winfrey 📚
We have been citing her all the time, and on and on... On every episode if we are not mistaken. And this morning we will be reviewing together one of her books : What I Know For Sure. Her books saved us and they still are light to our darkness on many journeys. By this we wish to thank Oprah for all the lessons she has taught us and the love she gave us... We Thank You. 💜💙💚
November 08, 2020
Extra Bonus : EP 12 - The Path Less Traveled with Camélia 🌸
Following up with the inspiring interview and chat we had with Camélia... We took many notes and wrote down all of the pieces of advice she was so generous as to share them with us! Join us now for a happy, lifting moment of getting to know Camélia more...
November 01, 2020
EP 12 : The Path Less Traveled with Camélia 🌸
Celebrating the last two months that were dedicated to career and self-improvement, we were joined by one inspiring soul who has always looked for connection more than a network, for a role model more than a mentor and who thrives to be the best added value she could be to other people lives. Camélia, who is a Moroccan serial-entrepreneurs, graduated from one of the prestigious engineering schools in the Kingdom. She has worked in a large corporate before deciding to take the leap of founding her own company based on what she really wanted to do. Camélia is today founder of Prosperitas and does consulting in management and career coaching for young talents and is a certified NLP coach. Tune in to know more about her journey and what she learned along the way!
October 25, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (6) Beholding Miracles ✨
"You don't need an explanation for everything. Recognize that there are such things as miracles, even for which there are no explanations... Some things have to be believed to be seen. Vision is the art of seeing invisible things." Max Stein
October 21, 2020
EP 11 : Reclaim Your Value
Hi Birds! For today's episode we thought that it is time to talk out one thing that has been on our minds forever : how do you know your value? What is the way to define it?
October 11, 2020
EP 10 : Which Personality Type Are You?
Following up our previous episode about Knowing Thyself, we invite you to dig deeper into the test. So join us in this episode in which we take the test LIVE and invite You to do the same. Share the results over on Instagram and let the conversation begins ✨ 🐦
October 04, 2020
The Early Birds Review (5) : Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky 📚
Hello Birds 🐦... It's time, time to share with you our favourite niche in literature : psychological novels... And Dostoevsky is a master in the this field... Join us as we review his work of art and get to know Fyodor a little bit more too!
October 01, 2020
EP 9 : Know Thyself, Nothing to Excess and Surety Brings Ruin
Hey Birds 🐦, we're back with an exciting episode! As you have noticed we have taken our time off last two weeks, and guess what we were up to? You guessed right, we tried to greet to know ourselves more... As you know there many online ressources to help you get closer to that, and we chose to cover the MBTI test in this episode. So join Salwa and Safiya as they explain what the MBTI is about, their results and evolution in time. Always remember the only constant is change! And stay for the second part! 🎈
September 27, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (5) Innocent Shy Magnolias 🌼
Join the spontaneous selftalk Salwa's having on her last experience of going back home. Concluding on some wise words "We may act sophisticated and worldy but I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and maybe the only place we really do". Maya Angelou
August 30, 2020
EP 8 : 10 Lessons Learnt from Reading about Reading
Hello Birds 🐦, how is your summer going? We're excited to share one of our best spare time activity and yeah you guessed right that is reading...
August 23, 2020
Extra Bonus : Ep 7 - East & West : A Journey with Hafsa Chan
Hello Birds 🐦 Here's an additional 10 minutes we spent with Hafsa Chan as she was answering Big questions with only one word! It was a blissful moment of exchange and learning!
August 16, 2020
EP 7 : East & West - An Individual Journey with Hafsa Chan
Hello Birds 🐦 Let's follow Hafsa Chan's work to bring together two different cultures : Moroccan and Japanese... Literally linking the place between the sunset, and sunrise countries.... How did it all start? And how did she manage working in this field for 10 years now, in her free time? Tune in to know more about Hafsa and her odyssey!
August 09, 2020
The Early Birds Review (4) : Thrive - Arianna Huffington 📚
Hello Birds 🐦, join us in this review to explore how Huffington has developed her own definition of success, which includes well-being as a corner stone value to thrive! Check this book if you are interested in knowing more or simply go to to find out more about this healthy revolution! Wishing you all a Eid Mubarak Said 🌟
August 02, 2020
EP 6 : Holiday - Holy Rest 🤸🏻‍♀️
Hello Birds 🐦... Are you ready to know how do we like spending our vacation? While Salwa spends quality time with her family, Safiya is happily reading in her room... Join us to know more about how to spend your vacation, and what we recommend you to try.
July 26, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (4) Letting go🎈
With everything that we've been facing lately, the future seems more foggy than ever before. This easily could put us in a state of anxiety and frustration. Join Salwa reading this letter and meditation for you to help letting go of all that which we can not control. Enjoy 🎈
July 19, 2020
Ep 5 : Lockdown is over, now what?
Hello Birds 🐦, join us for this episode where Salwa and Safiya share their thoughts about the end of confinement and how going back to a not-so-normal situation went. What did we learn from these first weeks of going out back outside. Lockdown is over, but we still need to abide by preventive measures. It's not over yet!
July 12, 2020
The Early Birds Review (3) : Emotional Intelligence - Harvard Business Review Series 📚
Hey Birds 🐦, join us today for a review of the complete Harvard Business Review series about Emotional Intelligence. The series we share with you is a 6 books collection : Happiness, Influence & Persuasion, Mindfulness, Resilience, Authentic Leadership and Empathy. All of these soft skills are analyzed, explained through real life situations in workplaces or are directly drawn from famous CEOs experience. This is an absolutely important read if you want to brush up your workplace social and management skills.
July 05, 2020
Ep 4 : Empathy - What is it, and How to Learn and Practice it
Hello Birds 🐦 welcome to our 4th episode 🎉! In this episode we will be talking emotional intelligence and specifically we will be covering the skill of empathy: what is it about? Why is it important? How can we learn to become better empaths? What are the limits of empathy if there are any? And many more questions are tackled in this episode. We hope you enjoy it... So are you an empath? Let us know on Instagram @theearlybirdsproject 🌟
June 28, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (3) - 5 Most Important Things We Learnt During Quarantine
Hi Birds!🐦 We have recorded this episode as an entry for a regional podcast contest. It just came naturally to sum up all that we have discussed in our one of our earliest episodes (Ep 1 : Stillness amidst the Chaos)... Don't forget to join our Birds Family on Instagram... 🌟🐦
June 25, 2020
EBP : Before Dawn (2) - Let us not forget
"Let us not forget" is our letter for you in this post confinement world. What would you wanna remember from this unique experience? Join the conversation over on Instagram and let us know. Peace be upon you all!
June 21, 2020
Extra Bonus : Ep 3 - Women-preuneurs 2.0 with Fatima Nouhi
Hi there! This is an additional 10 minutes we spent with Fatima as she was answering big questions... With one word only. It was a fun light momement of exchange!
June 16, 2020
Ep 3 : Women-preuneurs 2.0 with Fatima Nouhi
Hey Early Birds, join us in this first guest episode with the inspiring Fatima Nouhi founder of Prestige Hijab a modest fashion brand in Morocco. Fatima will take us with her through her journey as an entrepreneur and the impact that social media had on her business. Most importantly, she shares with us the values they are working with at Prestige Hijab. If you want to know more about Fatima (which we know you will want to) check her personal instagram profile @fatima_nouhi, or her business page @prestige_hijab, Or her newly created website : If you are a Darija speaker Prestige Hijab channel is making videos about how to start your own business. Let us know what you thought about this episode and share your main take-away from it... Peace out ✌️
June 14, 2020
The Early Birds Review (2) : Mastery - by George Léonard 📚
Welcome to the Early Birds Review. In the last episode we have shared with you a few lessons on defining habits to build them. In this sense, Safiya reviewed this book for you, it has some valuable lessons on how to master anything you put your mind to. The book is written by George Léonard, who was a co-founder of the Aikido of Tamalpais dojo in Corte Madera, California.
June 07, 2020
Ep 2 : Ramadone - How to build new habits
Hey Early Birds, this is our second episode and so far we have been always pleased to share our thoughts with you. So grab your cup of coffee or tea and dive into this episode with us. We will learn together about habits, how to build new habits, and change the bad ones, and how to differentiate between habits, routines and rituals. This episode is based on Charles Duhigg's book : The Power of Habit, The New York Times bestseller and we bet you have heard about it! Share with us your thoughts about building habits and your own experience via Anchor where you can record your voice messages and send them to us! We hope you enjoy this episode❤️
May 31, 2020
EBP: Before Dawn (1) - Stillness meditation
Welcome to EBP: Before Dawn. In the last podcast episode we have highlighted how stillness is important while dealing with the current pandemic situation or any worrisome circumstance. In this episode Salwa takes you with her on a guided meditation to the realm of your inner peace. So prepare a nice cosy spot, set your intention and turn the episode on. We hope you enjoy your session✨
May 24, 2020
Ep 0 : Pilot - The Butterfly Effect
Our pilot episode is finally here ! YEEEEEY! Tune in to have a close look into how our podcast will "sound" like !  In this episode, we will be giving our own insights about quarantine, and can you guess which "Butterfly Effect" we will be discussing ?  If you liked this episode, please join the Early Birds Family on Instagram here, for more inspiration along the week! - Wholeheartedly, S&S
May 22, 2020
Ep 1 : Stillness amidst the Chaos
In this episode we will be tackling a common experience that the world is going through currently : confinement.
May 17, 2020
The Early Birds Review (1) : The Butterfly Defect by Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan 📚
Welcome to The Early Birds Review. In this episode Safiya will be reviewing one of the books that we have consulted for our pilot episode: The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Defect : How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It is written by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan and was published in 2014.
May 16, 2020