The Art of
Conscious Living

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Podcast in Urdu & English 

As'salam u Alaiqum and greetings!

My name is Shua and I am the founder and host of lightupwithshua, a weekly podcast available for you every Wednesday.

This is a bilingual podcast. Season 2 has started with more interviews with younger people in Urdu and travel shows. Hope you will enjoy this season as well.

LightupwithShua podcast is for people like you and me, who are full of life, always learning, striving to get better and move on to mastery.

My podcast may help people, individuals, parents and anyone who is willing to evolve and grow by listening to rich conversations from people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. You and I can learn to solve, transform our problems and issues by listening to the stories of amazing individuals from all age groups, all kinds of professions, cultures, and ethnicities. 

When I was much younger, I would have liked to listen or watched similar program where you can hear diverse viewpoints from multicultural backgrounds and learn from the amazing resource of people that exists out in our world. I believe this is helpful for people who are not able to travel for whatever reason and get this valuable information and skills in their hands so conveniently through smart devices and other smart technology today. 

I believe that someone, somewhere will benefit from these fascinating conversations doesn't matter who it is. This is to serve you! 

In addition to you learning and benefiting from our conversations on LUWS - lightupwithshua, my esteemed interviewees have expressed that my thoughtful questions provides them the opportunity to think about things they never thought before or didn’t articulate it the way they do during our interviews. 

Some of my guests have expressed that their time with me during these interviews will help them to further ponder and transcend through similar issues discussed. So, my hope is that you will also think about the questions and our conversations in ways that will benefit you.   

Those who are regular listeners of this podcast might have gathered that I am enjoying the process of meeting people and learning about them. For me, interviewing people is like reading an infinite book, a book with never ending chapters with captivating stories.

This LUWS podcast is for people who are open to the possibilities and ready to learn. Beautiful souls looking to find any opportunity to broaden their horizon, challenge their limits and share their knowledge and experiences. Thank you for listening and watching. And if you like this podcast or any episode, please feel free to send me your feedback!

A little more dear listeners, you will find guests from Native American tribe, African American, Pakistani American, Jewish American, Indian American, Swedish, Pakistani, and so many more to come.

I am a Muslim, Pakistani-American, brown immigrant who hosts and interviews Indians/Hindus, Christian-Evangelists, Rabbis, students, people of all genders, housewives, professionals, entrepreneurs, you name it! This is called inclusivity and diversity. Hope you can appreciate and learn on this journey with me! In one podcast, you can find guests who are multinational, multi-faith, multicultural, non-faith, and all, talking about one topic! They are all lighting up our world with great insight and a message of hope!

And lastly, please subscribe, share, rate and review. This will be a tremendous gift to me from you.

Thank you!


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اردو اور انگریزی میں پوڈ کاسٹ

ایسسلام آپ علیکم اور مبارک باد!

میرا نام شعاع  ہے اور میں ہر روز بدھ کے روز ایک ہفتہ وار پوڈ کاسٹ دستیاب ہے.

یہ ایک دوکاندار پوڈ کاسٹ ہے. موسم 2 اور اردو اور سفر شو میں چھوٹے لوگوں کے ساتھ زیادہ انٹرویو کے ساتھ شروع ہوا ہے. امید ہے کہ آپ اس موسم کے ساتھ ساتھ لطف اندوز ہوں گے.

لائٹ بیک اپ شود پوڈ کاسٹ آپ اور میرے جیسے لوگوں کے لئے ہے، جو زندگی سے بھرا ہوا ہے، ہمیشہ سیکھنا، بہتر حاصل کرنے اور 

 مہارت حاصل کرنے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں.

میرا پوڈ کاسٹ ایسے لوگوں، افراد، والدین اور کسی کو مدد کرسکتا ہے جو متنوع پس منظر اور تجربات کے لوگوں سے امیر بات چیت سننے کے ذریعے تیار اور بڑھنے کے لئے تیار ہے. آپ اور میں اپنے مسائل اور مسائل کو حل کرنے کے لئے سیکھ سکتے ہیں، ہر عمر کے گروپوں، ہر قسم کے کاروباری اداروں، ثقافتوں اور قوموں سے حیرت انگیز افراد کی کہانیاں سن کر.

جب میں بہت چھوٹا تھا تو، مجھے اسی طرح کے پروگرام کو سننا یا دیکھنا ہوگا جہاں آپ کثیر نظریاتی پس منظر سے مختلف نقطہ نظر سن سکتے ہیں اور ہماری دنیا میں موجود لوگوں کے حیرت انگیز ذریعہ سے سیکھ سکتے ہیں. میرا خیال ہے کہ یہ لوگ ایسے لوگوں کے لئے مددگار ثابت ہیں جو کسی بھی وجہ سے سفر کرنے میں کامیاب نہیں ہیں اور ان کے ہاتھوں میں ان قیمتی معلومات اور مہارت کو حاصل کرنے کے قابل نہیں ہیں تاکہ آسانی سے سمارٹ آلات اور دیگر سمارٹ ٹیکنالوجی کے ذریعے آسانی سے.

میں یقین کرتا ہوں کہ، کسی بھی شخص، کہیں گے کہ ان دلچسپ بات چیت سے فائدہ اٹھانے میں کوئی فرق نہیں پڑتا. یہ آپ کی خدمت کرنا ہے!

آپ کے تعاون سے سیکھنے اور فائدہ اٹھانے کے علاوہ میں، آپ کے معزز انٹرویوز نے اپنے بیان میں کہا ہے کہ میرے خیالات سے متعلق سوالات ان چیزوں کے بارے میں سوچنے کا موقع فراہم کرتے ہیں جنہوں نے پہلے کبھی نہیں سوچا یا اس سے ہمارے انٹرویو کے دوران ایسا نہیں کرتے.

میرے کچھ مہمانوں نے یہ اظہار کیا ہے کہ ان انٹرویو کے دوران میرے ساتھ ان کا وقت ان پر غور کرنے اور اسی طرح کے معاملات پر تبادلہ خیال کرنے میں مدد ملے گی. لہذا، میری امید یہ ہے کہ آپ اس سوالوں اور گفتگووں کے بارے میں بھی سوچیں گے جس طرح آپ کو فائدہ ملے گا.

جو لوگ اس پوڈ کاسٹ کے باقاعدگی سے سنکر ہیں وہ جمع ہوسکتے ہیں کہ میں لوگوں سے ملنے اور ان کے بارے میں سیکھنے کے عمل سے لطف اندوز ہوں. میرے لئے، لوگوں کو انٹرویو ایک لامحدود کتاب پڑھنے کی طرح ہے، ایک تحریر کہانیوں کے ساتھ بابوں کو کبھی ختم کرنے کے ساتھ.

یہ LUWS پوڈ کاسٹ لوگوں کے لئے ہے جو امکانات کو کھولنے اور سیکھنے کے لئے تیار ہیں. ان کی افق کو وسیع کرنے کے کسی بھی موقع تلاش کرنے کے لئے خوبصورت روحیں، ان کی حدود کو چیلنج اور ان کے علم اور تجربات کا اشتراک کریں. سننے اور دیکھنے کے لئے آپ کا شکریہ. اور اگر آپ یہ پوڈ کاسٹ یا کسی بھی قسم کی پسند کرتے ہیں تو، براہ کرم مجھے آپ کی رائے بھیجنے کے لئے آزاد محسوس کریں!

تھوڑی زیادہ پیارے سننے والے، آپ کو مقامی امریکی قبائلی، افریقی امریکی، پاکستانی امریکی، یہودی امریکی، ہندوستانی امریکی، سویڈش، پاکستان، اور بہت سے اور آنے والے مہمانوں سے مہمانوں کو مل جائے گا.

میں ایک مسلمان، پاکستانی امریکی، بھوری تارکین وطن ہوں جو ہندوستانی / ہندوؤں، عیسائیوں، ایجینالوسٹوں، ربیبس، طالب علموں، تمام ملازمتوں، گھریلو خاتونوں، پیشہ وروں، کاروباری اداروں کے باشندے، آپ کو نامزد کرتے ہیں! یہ انفرادیتا اور تنوع کہا جاتا ہے. امید ہے کہ آپ میرے ساتھ اس سفر پر تعریف اور سیکھ سکتے ہیں! ایک پوڈ کاسٹ میں، آپ مہمانوں کو تلاش کرسکتے ہیں جو کثیراتی، کثیر عقیدت، کثیر ثقافتی، عدم عقیدے اور سبھی ہیں، ایک موضوع کے بارے میں بات کرتے ہیں! وہ ہماری دنیا کو عظیم بصیرت اور امید کا ایک پیغام کے ساتھ روشن کر رہے ہیں!

اور آخر میں، برائے مہربانی سبسکرائب کریں، شریک، شرح اور جائزہ لیں. یہ مجھ سے زبردست تحفہ ہوگا.

آپ کا شکریہ!

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Why this Podcast

This podcast is about the art of conscious living and conscious parenting. You will watch and hear interviews of the people from all walks of life. They will share their experiences and expertise. You will get insights of how to decode various relationships with sustainable life skills. I along with my interviewees, will educate the listener about healthy lifestyles, forgiveness and reconciliation, conflict transformation, and entrepreneurial hacks. Every episode has a message of hope and happiness. Tips and skills for a fulfilling lifestyle.

Exercise, Reiki, meditation, and breathing practices have been a major part of my routine and practice. That is why, reaching the zone of conscious living does take time and patience. So, I hope you will join me in this journey and learning. 

NOTE: This podcast provides Urdu language episodes as well.

 Brief Bio:

Shua Khan Arshad is an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College, N. Andover, MA, USA. An Associate at the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, at Merrimack College as well. She is a Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) Executive Board Member and is the President of Groton Interfaith Council (GIC).  She has lived in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, United States of America. Mrs. Shua Arshad speaks frequently on Intercultural & Interfaith panels, forums and conducts events on Interfaith & intercultural understanding.  

Ms. Arshad is the founder of the podcast "Light Up with Shua,” on conscious living and parenting. She has been a consultant for International Programs and Partnerships at Tufts University, MA. She achieved the level of Reiki Master, and an ardent practitioner of Pranayama (breathing), meditation & Yoga since more than 13 years. She has attained First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do - Marlboro, New Jersey. 

Ms. Arshad received her degrees from Rutgers State University for a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Studies and did her M.A. from Lesley University in Intercultural Relations, Cambridge, MA, USA.

As a healer, she is strong proponent and practitioner of alternative medicine and therapies, healthy lifestyle, healthy cooking, environmental preservation, and an avid recycler. 

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My interviewees are parents and people from all walks of life with diverse multicultural backgrounds. You will watch and hear young people not necessarily married or with children. You will hear conversations and view points, their experiences, their struggles and triumphs in life. Most importantly, with every episode, there will be a message of hope!  The interviews are aired on my youtube channel and The Groton Channel. So stay connected and watch/listen lightupwithshua episodes every week. 

Travel & Experience

In 2019, I have added my travel segments. Hope you are enjoying them. Feel free to send your feedback and preferences of which is your favorite show. 


Founder & Host - Shua 

Audio Editor - Raaid Najeeb 

Photo Credit - Shua

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About Food & Health

Health & Yourself

What is important for you? 

I believe that with conscious living comes conscious eating. What you put in your body is part of your healthy conscious living.  As a parent, cooking food has been one of the important practice that I did along with everything else that was required for me to be high performing parent.

There is power & healing in food. Do not underestimate it!


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Pakistani Dishes with creative fusion. The pictures that you see are cooked by me. 

About me & you

You are important!

All of you who are listening and watching LUWS podcast are supporting me and my goal to educate one another. And I thank you for it. Keep listening, sharing, and providing your feed back. 

I am here to serve as a coach, teacher, and educator to focus on conscious living & parenting. To awaken the importance of intercultural and interfaith etiquette and how we can learn about it. How you can interact with Muslims or people from other cultures. I am a speaker and a practitioner on Islam and interfaith relations. I grew up with people from multicultural faiths and backgrounds , lived and worked in three major regions of our world - Middle East, South Asia and America.  


This is the place to connect for all the beneficial information regarding conscious parenting and living. In addition to these topics, you will find me connecting to Native American communities who are closer to the Mother Nature, and live a more conscious and aware life. 

I provide Reiki healing services locally and long distance. 

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I am a Reiki Master, NLP certified, and Yoga/meditation/breathing practitioner since more than 15 years. 

Podcast Content

You will be thrilled with the shows and topics that are lined up through this podcast for this year and onwards. Under the umbrella of conscious living, I am providing meaningful content that shall benefit you and make a positive difference in your life. This content that you have not seen before from a trilingual, brown, Muslim -Pakistani - American human being, should add a value to your knowledge and learning. 

A healthy cooking  & Hikmat (Alternative) practitioner since more than 25 years.  

Season 2 beginning in Nov/Dec 2018