In this episode, I’m joined by Kahila Hedayatzadeh of meetkahila.com. Kahila joins me to share her story of how she has used a solution-based mindset to overcome challenges and find her purpose in life.
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Kahila moved to the United States from Iran with her parents and brother when she was 13 years old. She did not speak English, and the culture here was an entirely different culture from what she knew before. Kahila was immediately enrolled into 8th grade upon arrival even though she couldn’t speak English, which was extremely lonely and alienating for her.
Later in life, Kahila's mother was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer that she battled for over four years before losing her battle with the cancer.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Kahila was quite lonely in school as she couldn't communicate well for about two years. Losing her mother later made her feel she couldn't safely welcome anyone new into her heart.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Kahila was always aware that she spoke to herself internally so she made a concerted effort to change the language to English, but her parents were always supportive of her and treated her and her brother as equals.
Going through the loss of her mother was a catalyst for Kahila to turn within to find the support she had lost with her mother gone.
What Kahila does today: Kahila is a psychotherapist and coach.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Kahila's Answer: I’d give myself a hug and then tell myself to stop being so impatient.
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