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The Dream Bigger Podcast

Siffat Haider
90 episodes
Welcome to The Dream Bigger Podcast, a podcast by Siffat Haider, Founder of wellness brand, Arrae. Each week, Siff will be chatting with movers and shakers who will inspire you to live your best life. Expect to hear from wellness experts, skincare gurus, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. This podcast is like the best friend you can turn to for advice, who uplifts you, and encourages you to be your best self.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Larry Weiss, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer and Emma Taylor, Chief Medical Officer of Symbiome: On The Importa…

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Larry Weiss, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, along with Emma Taylor, Chief Medical Officer, behind the Microbiome Skin Care Brand Symbiome. Symbiome was founded by Larry and Vicky to create better skin care focused on efficacy and health. Symbiome is a …
48min

Aida Bicaj, Top Facialist and Skin Care Expert: On Chasing Her Passion for Skin Care, How Biologique Recherché Gained a…

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Aida Bicaj, Spa Boutique owner, and Celebrity skin care expert. Aida tells us everything you didn’t think you need to know about skin care. Yes, we even talk about how screen time is ruining your skin. Aida shares her journey to skin care with us, why her facial…
44min

Cass Dimicco, Co-Founder of Aureum: Starting a Business With Your Life Partner, Tips on How to Live the Best of Both Wo…

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Cass Dimicco co-founder of luxury everyday jewelry brand Aureum. I feel like I can relate so much to Cass as a co-founder since we both are running a business with our life partner. We spill all the tea on the pros and cons of mixing business and pleasure and Ca…
52min

Sasha Plavsic, Founder of Ilia Beauty: Misconceptions and Myths of Clean Beauty, The Importance of Transparency in The …

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Sasha Plavsic founder and former CEO of clean beauty brand Ilia Beauty. Sasha gives us all the science behind clean beauty with skin deep transparency, we’re talking percentages! Sasha gives us the run down on creating the perfect combination of clean and functi…
47min

Laney Crowell, Founder of Saie Beauty: How an Industry Veteran becomes a Brand Founder, Launching a Business During a P…

On today’s episode I’m chatting with Laney Crowell, Founder and CEO of Saie Beauty, a clean beauty brand that focuses on transparency, quality and conscious sourcing. Laney talks about how exploring the world of wellness opened her eyes into how the beauty world and the wellness world as not too fa…
50min

Dr. Kelcie Harris, Naturopathic Physician: MD vs. Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopathy, Immune Support Supplements, Sleep T…

On today's episode I'm chatting with Dr. Kelcie Harris, licensed naturopathic physician and the co-founder of Terrain Natural Medicine. This conversation is full of information about the holistic approach to feeling your best. From the immune system to workouts and diet and hormone health, we go ov…
47min

Shea Marie, Founder of Same & The Feelist: Being an Influencer, Transitioning into Brand Founder, Systems for A Self-Su…

On today's episode I'm chatting with Shea Marie, OG content creator and the founder of two businesses - Same and The Feelist. I feel like I can relate to so much of what Shea talks about in this episode because we have a lot of the same philosophies for running our brands. Shea offers some insight …
45min

Babba Rivera, Founder of Ceremonia & Renowned Brand Marketer: Tips for New Startups, Being Head of Marketing at Uber, B…

On today's episode I'm chatting with Babba Rivera, former employee at Uber and Away and founder and CEO of clean haircare brand Ceremonia. Babba has so much experience working with wildly successful companies at their nascent stages that I just had to pick her brain! She shares her personal experie…
52min

Mona Sharma, Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Expert: Food As Medicine, Emotional Wellbeing Practices, ‘Flexitarianism’…

On today's episode I'm chatting with Mona Sharma, holistic nutritionist and wellness expert. In this interview we talk sugar addiction, emotional eating, sleep, stress and all the tenets of overall wellness. This episode is packed with insights and actionable tips (PS, I love the one on getting res…
47min

Alexandra Roxo, Bestselling Author, Speaker & Thought Leader Who Specialises in Spirituality & Sex: Sex & Spirituality,…

On today's episode I'm chatting with Alexandra Roxo, bestselling author, speaker and thought leader. This episode is so interesting because sex and religion are often seen as incompatible but Alexandra brings a totally fresh perspective, viewing sex as a form of spirituality itself! We discuss topi…
43min

Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty: Identifying Key Beauty Trends, Powerful Ingredients for Skin, Acids, Blue Light…

Today, I’m chatting with Alexia Inge, Co-Founder of Cult Beauty, a Europe-based, online beauty destination which carries a curated selection of the best, and most effective beauty brands. They’re known to go deep into the science behind different ingredients, break news on trends, and incubate the …
48min

Shaman Durek, 6th Generation Shaman, Spiritual Guide & Gifted Healer: Remedying Imbalances, Quantum Versus Linear, The …

Today I'm chatting with Shaman Durek, a sixth generation shaman, spiritual guide and gifted healer. We talk about energy and the role of observation in spirituality. Shaman Durek even administers some shamanic practices on me to release fear and bring in joy. I literally go into a coughing fit whil…
1h

Briohny Smyth, Yoga Instructor & Previously A Pop Star In Thailand: Starting Yoga, Changing Careers, Life In Texas, Dif…

Today I'm chatting with Briohny Smyth, a former pop star in Thailand and currently a yoga instructor. Briohny talks about the role that yoga has played in her life, from being a child sensation in Thailand to moving to the U.S. and becoming an instructor. This episode follows her exciting story! To…
46min

Michael Bumgarner, Farmer Turned Entrepreneur, Founder of Cannuka: Discovering CBD for Skincare, Manuka Honey Skin Ben…

Today I'm chatting with Michael Bumgarner, a farmer turned entrepreneur and the founder of Cannuka. Cannuka combines cannabis and manuka honey to create natural skincare products. Michael talks about what it took to get his company up and running in a highly regulated environment, at a time when th…
41min

Dr. Will Siu, Psychiatrist & Specialist in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: What Is MAPS, Why is MDMA Psychotherapy Benefi…

Today I'm chatting with Dr. Will Siu, psychiatrist and specialist in psychedelic-assisted therapy. It's commonly believed that western medicine is "real" medicine and that psychedelics are dangerous and addictive. On today's episode, Dr. Will Siu challenges a lot of these common, yet misguided noti…
48min

Dr. Amy Killen, Expert on Sex & Skin: The Link Between Skin & Sex, Sex Myths, Sexual Health Longevity, Impact of Stress…

Today I'm chatting with Dr. Amy Killen, expert on sex and skin. Everyone wants good skin and a long, healthy sex life. Dr. Amy Killen shares some amazing tips on how to make this possible. While sex talk is being gradually destigmatized, it remains a subject for which education is lacking. Today's …
39min

Dr. Mark McLaughlin, Leading Neurosurgeon & Expert On Fear: Understanding Fear, Avoiding Fear Freakout, Objective vs. S…

On today’s episode, I interview Dr. Mark McLaughlin, leading neurosurgeon and expert on fear. Dr. McLaughlin is the author of the book ‘Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Out-Think Fear’. We talk about everything from defining fear to discussing effective coping mechanisms to avoid fea…
48min

Eli Halliwell, Founder of Hairstory: Why Shampoo Strips Your Hair, Recommended Hair Washing Practices, Dandruff, Growin…

Today I’m chatting with Eli Halliwell, Founder of Hairstory, a disruptive haircare brand which is challenging the notion of shampoo. Instead of using soaps, Hair Story uses essential oils which clean the hair and scalp without stripping it. Eli shares a ton of great knowledge about haircare, and hi…
33min

Jess Hatzis-Walker, Co-Founder of Frank Body: Launching A Business, Standing Out In A Saturated Market, The Tipping Poi…

On today’s episode, I interview Jess Hatzis-Walker, Co-founder of Frank Body, a beauty brand that’s taken the world by storm. Our conversation is full of tips and tricks for launching a business. If you're an entrepreneur, or looking to launch a business, this episode is one that you'll love. To …
32min

Karissa Bodnar, Founder of Thrive Causemetics: What To Know About Clean Beauty, Giving Mission, Building a Community, B…

Today, I’m chatting with Karissa Bodnar, Founder of Thrive Causemetics. If you haven’t heard of this brand, search for it on Youtube and be prepared to be blown away by the results. Since Karissa has built one of the most successful clean beauty brands AND has a giving mission, our conversation is …
42min

Anya Fernald, CoFounder of Belcampo: Sustainable Meat Farming, What You Need To Know About Conventional Farming, Cow Fa…

Today I’m chatting with Anya Fernald, Co-Founder of Belcampo, a sustainable farm and restaurant operation. Anya is an expert on meats, which is a topic that has caused a ton of confusion for most of us. We discuss everything from what to look for when shopping for meat, to cow farming and environme…
59min

Tera Peterson, Founder of NuFace: Becoming An Esthetician, The Importance of Microcurrent For Skin, Microneedling vs. M…

Today I’m chatting with Tera Peterson, Co-Founder of NuFace. Tera is the daughter of an esthetician and is an esthetician herself. She founded NuFace, a revolutionary at-home facial microcurrent device which tones and tightens the face. We chat about why micro currents are the missing piece in your…
56min

Andy Mant, Light Educator & Founder of BluBlox Glasses: Impact of Blue Light On Sleep Cycle, Blue Light & Weight Gain, …

Today I’m chatting with Andy Mant who’s a light educator and Founder of BluBlox glasses. BluBlox is one of the top brands for blue light blocking glasses, it effectively blocks all the UV rays which disrupt sleep (yes, this goes beyond just blue rays).  Andy and I discuss all things light. We cha…
1h 11min

Dr. Frank Lipman, Leading Functional Medicine Doctor: Functional vs. Western Medicine, Leading Causes of Leaky Gut, 5 R…

On today’s episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Frank Lipman, one of the world’s leading functional medicine doctors. After his training as an MD in South Africa, Dr. Lipman worked at clinics in the bush and got familiar with traditional healing modalities. After experiencing both Western and traditional…
39min

A Note on Anti-Racism

This is my first solo episode, but one I felt compelled to do as it’s my responsibility to use this platform to speak out. RESOURCES MENTIONED White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins Me And White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad How To Be An Anti-Rac…
9min

Dr. Adam Kolker, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon: Breast Implants & Augmentation, Fat Grafting, Consulting on Si…

On today’s episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Adam Kolker, Harvard trained, double-board certified plastic surgeon and an expert on breasts. Naturally, we talk about the A to Z of boobs, from implants and augmentation to reductions, lifts and mommy makeovers. We also get into the nitty-gritty of surger…
47min

Nicole Wegman, Founder of Ring Concierge: The 4 Cs, Diamond Price Variations, How To Tell If You’re Being Ripped Off, E…

On today’s episode, I’m chatting with Nicole Wengman, Founder of the very popular jewelry brand, Ring Concierge. If you don’t already know about them, go check out their Instagram which is populated with pictures of the most stunning engagement rings you’ll ever see. Ring Concierge is known for its…
32min

Carrie Gross, Co-Founder & CEO of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare: Why Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads Are A Cult Favourite, How T…

Today, I’m chatting with Carrie Gross, CEO & Co-Founder of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, one of my favourite skincare brands in the world. We chat about how the brand started, and how the cult favourite peel pads are so gentle and effective. We also discuss the impact of stress on skin, their new must…
40min

Dr. Loretta, Dermatologist & Expert on Aging: 4 Factors Responsible for Aging, Difference Between UVA Rays and UVB Rays…

Today I’m chatting with Dr. Loretta, who aside from being a skincare line founder and dermatologist, is one of the top educators on aging. Her skincare line is built around the 4 factors that cause aging and how to protect against them. She’s also an authority on the impact of light on skin, having…
53min

Alisa Vitti, Hormone Expert, & Female Biohacker: 4 Stages of Menstruation, What Each Stage Means, Male vs. Female Hormo…

On today’s episode, I’m chatting with Alisa Vitti, hormone expert, female biohacker, Founder of Flo Living and author of bestselling book Woman Code. After biohacking her way out of PCOS, Alisa has become one of the leaders in the realm of female hormones, educating women about their bodies. Her bo…
1h 33min