I’m joined this week by Amina Naguib, fitness entrepreneur and founder of B-URN. Amina tells me how her life’s pivots have taught her the power of stepping back:
The pauses are the moments where spirit comes in, where creativity comes in. And those pauses aren't accepted by a lot of people. Like I used to constantly be busy, I had to be somewhere, do something. But now I need those moments, my morning practice, my time alone or even my time with my children without their friends and without my friends around, those are sacred moments for me that that I'd never give up.
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Amina always wanted to explore the human body and health—she studied sports science in Washington and then physiotherapy in Amsterdam before returning to Egypt. With B-URN, she has created a community of people looking to improve their health and wellbeing.
Amina and I talk about how she’s been connecting the dots of her life, particularly a major pivot in 2020 that was also a pivotal moment for me. She’s a believer in each of us having the tools to better the quality of our lives — you just need to figure out how to unlock them.
If you’re a member of the show, you’ll also get a bonus episode with Amina next week where she talks about the intersection of exercise and physical therapy with happiness, and the B-URN community she continues to build.