Ep. 61: Sahar Paz – Speaker, Author, Inspiration, Survivor

Sahar Paz is a speaker, author, yoga instructor and life coach. You can find everything she’s involved with at her website SaharPaz.com. And in those roles, she’s an inspiration to so many, including me, as I got the opportunity to chat with her on the Jon of All Trades Podcast.

I was introduced to Sahar Paz by Brandi Shigley, whom you may remember from her two appearances on the show, which you can find here: Episode 6, and Episode 57. Shortly after Episode 6, Brandi and Sahar embarked upon their Word Love Tour, and ever since hearing about it, I’ve wanted to have Sahar Paz on the show.

Why? Because her story deserves to be heard, and her message will inspire you. As a survivor of war-torn Iran in the 1980s, Sahar, only a young girl, emigrated to the United States with her family. She shares with us stories of what it’s like to experience bombings in her neighborhood firsthand as well as the discrimination she experienced once she left her homeland. All of the turmoil, subjugation and outright hostility embedded within Sahar, and she’s spent her whole life wrestling with it. The story nearly meets a tragic end in 2005…

Taking the sum of her experiences, Sahar found Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which helped her find her voice. Now she’s helping others do the same. On this week’s show, we dive deep into her history as everything she went through informs her work today. It’s an amazing journey, and one I feel privileged to bring to you. Be sure to check out Sahar’s website, where you can also read the first chapter of her book: Find Your Voice: The Life You Crave is a Conversation Away.

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