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Furkhan Dandia Therapist and Coach

I am a men's coach, therapist, group facilitator, podcaster and author. My journey began five years ago when I was going through a separation. I found myself alone and in a shame spiral that our culture and society covertly exert on people due to the perceived "failure" of a marriage. Unfortunately, I personalized that message which led me to fall deeper into a hole, causing me to surround myself with people that did not serve me and engage in substance abuse. While seeking therapy, I was not making the wholesale changes I needed.

As part of my experience with therapy, I realized that I am not alone in the challenges men my age experience (I separated at the age of 34/35). I realized I could be a voice for men like myself and offer support in this space. In the middle of the pandemic, I applied for a Master's degree in Psychology to become a therapist. This change was a significant shift for me as I worked in the corporate world as an engineer. Once I leaned into the space of supporting other men, I also started a podcast to normalize these difficult conversations and started a men's group a year later with the support of a friend.

I thought I was giving something back when I started the men's group. However, I quickly realized I was getting substantially more from the connections I built than I initially anticipated. It was also something I needed because I was going through another breakup.

At that point, I also realized that I had not taken the time to heal, and I was outsourcing my healing through romantic relationships, substances, material acquisitions and superficial relationships. I decided to step away from the outgoing lifestyle and started to focus on my healing which was another phase of evolution for me on my journey. Over the last year and a half, I have become mindful of the people I spend my time with. I have cleaned my lifestyle of substances, toxic environments and behaviours. I have focused on my sleep, my health and my knowledge. I have improved my spiritual relationship with myself, which was lacking the most over the past five years. This is the best I have felt.

As part of my solitude journey and to find myself again, I also released a book encapsulating my journey, which I hope to share with others. My book is titled: The Pursuit of Self-Love.

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Navigating Infidelity: A Journey Of Healing &Raquo; 10178478 1704001556443 1Fee15Fa3C02D Scaled
Navigating Infidelity: A Journey of Healing

In this emotionally charged episode of EZ Conversations, I sit down with the resilient Luke Schillings as he bravely opens up about his tumultuous journey through infidelity and the subsequent path to…

In this emotionally …

In this emotionally charged episode of EZ Conversations, I sit down with the resilient Luke Schillings as he bravely opens up about his tumultuous journey through infidelity and the subsequent path toward healing and co-parenting. Join us as Luke shares the raw and unfiltered story of betrayal, heartache, and redemption. As Luke delves into the painful experience of discovering his partner's infidelity, listeners are offered a poignant glimpse into the profound impact it had on his life and his family dynamics. Through his candid narrative, we witness the rollercoaster of emotions he endured,…

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Embracing Resilience: A Solo Journey With Furkhan &Raquo; 10178478 1704001556443 1Fee15Fa3C02D Scaled
Embracing Resilience: A Solo Journey with Furkhan

In this special solo episode of EZ Conversations, I, Furkhan Dandia, take the helm to delve deep into the profound concept of Resilience. As we navigate life's unpredictable waters, Resilience emerges…

In this special solo…

In this special solo episode of EZ Conversations, I, Furkhan Dandia, take the helm to delve deep into the profound concept of Resilience. As we navigate life's unpredictable waters, Resilience emerges as our steadfast companion, guiding us through the storms and helping us rise stronger, time and again. Drawing from an array of compelling research articles and personal insights, I embark on a reflective journey to explore the essence of Resilience. What is Resilience, you might ask? It's more than just bouncing back from adversity; it's about harnessing inner strength, adaptability, and persev…

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Embracing Self-Love And Navigating Life Lessons &Raquo; 10178478 1704001556443 1Fee15Fa3C02D Scaled
Embracing Self-Love and Navigating Life Lessons

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, on this episode of EZ Conversations as I sit down with the incredible Jamie Lerner, renowned life coach and author, to delve deep into the transformative power of self-love an…

Join me, Furkhan Dan…

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, on this episode of EZ Conversations as I sit down with the incredible Jamie Lerner, renowned life coach and author, to delve deep into the transformative power of self-love and laughter. Jamie and I explore the concept of self-love as the foundation for personal growth and fulfillment. From her wealth of experience, Jamie shares invaluable insights on how embracing self-love can profoundly shape our relationships, careers, and overall well-being. We discuss practical strategies for cultivating self-love, even in the face of adversity, and how it catalyzes positive cha…

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The Supplements Maze &Raquo; 10178478 1704001556443 1Fee15Fa3C02D Scaled
The Supplements Maze

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, on this enlightening episode of EZ Conversations, where I sit down with Trevor Nolan Bower, the visionary founder of Advanced Supps. Trevor and I delve deep into the world of …

Join me, Furkhan Dan…

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, on this enlightening episode of EZ Conversations, where I sit down with Trevor Nolan Bower, the visionary founder of Advanced Supps. Trevor and I delve deep into the world of supplements, unravelling the complexities and shedding light on the misconceptions that often cloud this industry. We explore why so many people find themselves misinformed about supplements, discussing the role of marketing hype, conflicting research, and anecdotal evidence. Trevor shares his invaluable insights into how individuals can sift through the noise to make informed decisions about the…

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A Deep Dive Into Improv And Mental Well-Being &Raquo; 10178478 1704001556443 1Fee15Fa3C02D Scaled
A Deep Dive into Improv and Mental Well-Being

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, as I sit down with the talented Melinda Chilton in this episode of EZ Conversations. Melinda is not just a seasoned improv artist but a mental health advocate with a unique pe…

Join me, Furkhan Dan…

Join me, Furkhan Dandia, as I sit down with the talented Melinda Chilton in this episode of EZ Conversations. Melinda is not just a seasoned improv artist but a mental health advocate with a unique perspective on how improv can be a powerful tool in managing our mental health struggles. In this insightful episode, Melinda shares her journey through the world of improv and discusses how the principles of improvisation have helped her navigate life's challenges. We delve into the transformative power of spontaneity, active listening, and embracing the unknown – skills vital on the improv stag…

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