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How do they sustain top-flight results despite the enormous pressure exerted onto them?

Today’s guest host & Egypt’s very own icon, Farida Osman, joins us to talk about Mental Health. Ally Salama and Farida Osman discuss the struggles around Mental Health in Egypt and open a discussion about the main pillars that support Farida’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Tune in to listen to Farida speak about the importance of mental health in her life and career!

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In this episode we explore:

  • 1:00 – How Empower Mag came about to launch, and the purpose of the Empower Podcast Series
  • 3:05 – Farida Osman’s take on Mental Health in Egypt
  • 4:00 – How does Farida manage her daily stressors? How does she take care of her psychological wellbeing?
  • 8:00 – How Farida copes when under pressure? The strategies that work for her
  • 12:00 – Family and Support System
  • 15:00 – Farida and her Dog; Nina!!
  • 16:00 – On Living Alone
  • 17:30 – Farida opens up about an extremely rough time
  • 21:00 – Whats one thing you would tell anyone going through a very tough emotional toll right now?

Quotes from The Empower Series with host Farida Osman:

  • The extra additional pressure will not help athletes to perform better.
  • I always remind myself why I started. That’s what keeps me going.
  • I need to be psychologically happy to perform well.
  • You need to find it within. You need to remind yourself why you are here and why you started in the first place. That always keeps me mentally stability.
  • For me, my support system, without them… I literally talk to them about everything. I feel like because i have such a support system I always feel like I’m never alone… I have to make it my priority.
  • It’s so important to have a strong support system. It doesn’t have to be your family.
  • Social Media is all fake. They only post when things are all happy. No one posts the bad stuff.
  • I remember it was just a very hard time for me. I remember crying everyday.

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