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The Yasmin Essa Podcast

Aug 14, 2018

Welcome to episode 006 of the Yasmin Essa podcast! On today's show, I am joined by Sara Zayed, founder of Posifitivy.

This episode is sponsored by Wellness with Yasmin. Learn more at

Sara's Bio:

Sara Zayed is a software engineer, writer, and seven-time half marathon runner. An ACSM-certified personal trainer, she graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and has a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of Posifitivy, a lifestyle blog centered on holistic health, nutrition, fitness, self-love and Islam. She emceed Hijabfest in New Brunswick, NJ in 2015 and 2016 and performs poetry. She lives in Parlin, NJ.

Interview Questions:

  1. How did you know that you wanted to start Posifitivy?
  2. What are some of your favorite parts of your daily routine?
  3. What are your non-negotiables?
  4. What stresses you out?
  5. How do get inspired?
  6. What do you do when you feel stuck or overwhelmed?
  7. What advice would you give to someone who is multi-passionate and has several interests?
  8. What inspired you to consider pursuing Medical School?
  9. What makes you happy and joyful?
  10. How has Islam inspired you?
  11. What does the mind, body, soul connection mean to you?

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