Doha Heat
Doha Heat is a weekly, communal podcast created for every type of individual who currently calls Qatar home, has in the past, or may one day.

Took a week off to get some work done on the upcoming launch of something big...wouldn't you like to know what I'm being secretive about? Anyways, I got to connect with local fitness trainer and 10 year Doha resident, Karen Porter. She currently runs Body & Health By Design in the city and shares a well-traveled backstory.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:30am MSK

Canadian expat and mindfulness instructor at Yama Yoga Studios, Jackie Woodworth, joins us for an early morning episode to brighten your day. We explore the difference between being physically present and fully engaging in the moment, or as she put it, being on autopilot versus taking charge. Want to learn more about this practice and how to use it daily? Listen in!


Mishaps are a part of life, but how hard is it to accept that and see them as an opportunity for growth? We reflect on how we can celebrate these events and share what we have learned.


A busy week ahead for Qatar! Lots happening in the country that hopefully offers something for everyone: a winter festival at Katara, the final week of handball, and a bunch of opportunities to shake-off your stress. Please note that we received word that the Spring Festival at Souq Waqif has been postponed in light of King Abdullah's death this weekend.


We take some time to reflect on the implications of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's passing over the weekend for the GCC and global economics, as well as the evolution of Qatar's marketing/PR market. Special shoutout to our episode's sponsor, PRO-Property.

Direct download: Ep._130_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_1.25_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:15am MSK

Nicole and I chat with yoga instructor and cancer survivor, Anusha Savaraman, who opens up about her health struggles and how a holistic approach to healing led to a successful recovery.


Ever stop to think how we might be preventing ourselves from experiencing happiness? No matter if you have or haven't I think today's episode will be eye-opening about our actions' impact on achieving a sense of peace in life.


Bored now that the holiday season has passed and normal, mundane life returns? Mumkin (Arabic for "maybe") go participate in one of the cool events we feature today. Personal favorite is the Color Run - a mixture of Holi, a dance party, and a fun 5K run.


Miles and I dive into the latest issue of Qatar Construction News (QCN), which features pieces on the melding of traditional, local cooling technologies into Qatar's buildings, an interview with staff managing the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects, and analysis of the future of the construction industry in 2015. We also take some time to address one of the biggest news stories thus far: declining oil prices and what it means for the GCC.

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Direct download: Ep._126_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_1.15_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:56am MSK

Before I say anything else, this episode was one of the most earnest and raw thus far in Doha Heat's existence. My guest today is Eliana Zailah, who opens up about her past struggles and how they have served as an inspiration for her life and nutritional coaching career in Qatar. Special shoutout to Nicole and Jeanine for introducing me to their mentee.

Direct download: Episode_126_-_Eliana_Zailah_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

What comes to mind when you hear the word "veganism?" Curious to know what it's like to live that lifestyle? Today Nicole and I share a coffee with Tessa Meares, who has been a vegan for several years and tells about living in a mixed diet family.

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

What a perfect time to give some thought to goals we wish to achieve this year! Jeanine, Marie, and I explore how to align our core values with tangible goals and the steps necessary to make them realities. We also delve into the need for accountability in our actions if they're to be successful, whether internally or in someone else.


Morning everyone! Feeling a little hazy like the country has been with the recent sandstorms? Kev and I are here to help shake up your week with the best events - there is something for everyone: an international handball tournament, a book fair, club nights, motivational conferences, comedy shows.


Sometimes life introduces you to interesting people in very serendipitous ways, and today's guest, Ashok Vish, is one such person. The young American filmmaker was in the city for a few days, and I invited him to share about his life-story and aspirations. We get into his time spent growing up in India, finding oneself in university studies, and his take on Doha.

Direct download: Episode_121_-_Ashok_Vish_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Laugh all you want about hearing the words "exercise" and "outdoors" in the same sentence, but Qatar offers residents some great alternatives to always being stuck inside. Ali Longmate, who runs Ali Fit Club, comes to us with recommendations on places to get fit while enjoying nature. What a great way to start off the New Year?!

Direct download: Episode_126_-_Hot_and_Healthy_with_Nicole_van_Hattem_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:00am MSK

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful break, and we're back to bringing you the best life coaching techniques. Kicking off 2015 we're looking at how values underpin our actions, especially those that arise in difficult situations.


Happy New Year from Kev and I! We are back after a brief break for the holidays, well, mainly for Andrew to go home to the US. It is shaping up to be a quiet week as people are slowly trickling back into the country, but do not worry, there are still cool events to check-out! Today we talk holidays, resolutions for 2015, and lectures on the dugong population in Qatar.


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