Daniel Pillai on Coming Out in the South Asian Community

Monday, September 3, 2018 0 1

Daniel Pillai on Coming out in the South Asian Community


Hey hey, I am back with another Inspirational interview & Deep Beauty podcast for ya guys! This one I have been trying to make happen for so, so long. I’ve known Daniel Pillai for quite some time now and he has always been so kind and warm and I knew I just wanted to share him with all of you!! Daniel has been such an inspiration, and shares his story and advice on coming out in the south asian community. For those of you that are from our community, you know that this can be such a tough thing to go through and what an amazing thing to have someone like Daniel who not only carries himself with integrity and class, but who is willing to put be vulnerable and share his story with everyone in hopes of helping just one person going through the same thing.


Oh! And thank you so much for baring with me guys as I settle into my new life in San Diego! For those of you that don’t know, I finally got the green light from the Government to come and live with Derek in Cali. Finally. What a long road. I have half a mind to record a “How to survive a long distance relationship” video but I feel like I need to get Derek to do it as he was the saint through all of it. Sigh. Anyways, onto the video, here it is!



You can get in touch with Daniel through his website, danielpillai.com and follow him on Instagram! Also don’t forget to Subscribe to the Deep Beauty Podcast on iTunes 😉

Love and Loss with Ashini Desai

Thursday, June 7, 2018 0 0

Love and loss on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Ok we are back with another Deep Beauty podcast episode! I am planning on posting them every other week for the next little while, just seems to be more manageable with my crazy schedule. Anyways, today’s episode is a pretty heavy one and so important to listen to. We are talking with Ashini Desai about love and loss.


Ashini Desai on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Ashini’s story is an incredible one of love that started off in high school, where she met her boyfriend, Tyler. They ended up going their separate ways after school ended as many people do. A while later Ashini received the heartbreaking news that Tyler passed away tragically in a car accident. They were no longer together at the time, but the impact it had on her was huge and she wanted to share her story with all of you to show you that it is possible to find moments of beauty and happiness after loss.


Love and Loss the Deep Beauty Podcast


Seriously, such a sweet girl. Thank you so much Ashini for being on the podcast and for being so brave as to share your story with the people that need to hear it. If you want to reach out to Ashini, you can message her at ashinindesai@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!

How to Get Fit With Sonia Jhas

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 0 0

How to Get Fit With Sonia Jhas


Ok guys we are finally back with another podcast episode (and blog post for that matter) for you guys! I was having podcast issues- honestly the hardest thing I’ve had to figure out when it comes to this whole, online/social media world, plus travelling to see Derek and now..to Australia to surprise my bestie for her 40th bday!


Don’t worry I’m vlogging the whole thing so you guys will get to see all the fun. Anyways back to the podcast episode. You guys might’ve seen the Youtube video I posted of the interview I did with South Asian fitness guru, Sonia Jhas. Guys I’ve been wanting to meet this girl forever. She is killing it in Toronto, like you literally see her on every station.


Sonia Jhas on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Also I wanted to bring back the Inspirational Interviews series. I figured why not take the audio footage from the video and put that up on the podcast?! I’ve seen GaryVee and Oprah do it, so if they think it’s a good idea, well then why not.


I hope you guys enjoy the interview, it really is such a good one. Sonia goes into her journey with body dysmorphia, eating disorders and how she fought through all of that to get to where she is right now, which I have to say is pretty smokin hot and according to her, does not take nearly as much of a sacrifice as you’d think.


How to Stop Binge Eating with Sonia Jhas


Without further aideu, here’s the video and the podcast audio is as usual, at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!



How to Find The Right Work-Family Balance

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1 2

How to find the right work family balance


Hey all! So in today’s podcast episode we talk to Salma Dinani from The Write Balance, South Asian Bloggers network and the South Asian Buzz. Salma is a blogger, wife and mother of 2 and to say she has her plate full of commitments would be an understatement!


Salma Dinani from the Write Balance


She somehow manages to find the right balance between work and family life and has tons of tips for you guys in the episode! Honestly, I don’t have any kids but I definitely picked up some amazing advice from her.



Salma Dinani on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Listen in and get ready to take some notes! You can connect with Salma through Instagram and check out her blog!


Making the Right Decisions When it Comes to Your Career

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 0 0

Making the Right Decisions when it Comes to Your Career


Making the right decisions when it comes to your career can come quiet easy for some people, for others not so much. It takes a lot of clarity and fearlessness to be able to listen to and follow your intuition. I’ve defnitely had moments like that in my life, in fact the first half of my life was basically that in a nut shell and it took a lot of time to get to that point where I could listen to my gut.

That’s why when I met Rebecca Pilozo I was so taken with her!


Rebecca Pilozo on the Deep Beauty Podcast


She embodied that fearless attitude and confidence I had worked so hard for and she was only 18! Since our days at Sephora she’s taken her passion for beauty and just ran with it, creating a life and a career of her dreams, and throughout all of the inevitable twists, turns and opportunities has relied on her intuition to lead her down the right path.


Rebecca Pilozo Deep Beauty Podcast


If you’re going through something similar, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode. Check out Rebecca’s blog and follow her on Instagram!



Get to Know Me Q&A

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 0 0

Get to know me q&a Deepa Berar


New Deep Beauty Podcast episode is up! We’re shaking things up today, I thought I’d do a “Get to Know Me” q&a episode instead of an interview. You guys sent in your questions and I picked a bunch for the podcast. We get into questions on makeup, deep beauty and some basics as well.


Here’s the episode! Please Subscribe and leave a review 😉


The #1 Tip to Crushing Your Goals with Life Coach Jesse Brisendine

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 0 0

Jesse Brisendine on the Deep Beauty Podcast


You guys might recognize that face, that’s Jesse Brisendine, life coach extraordinaire, also the man that changed my whole entire life. I worked with Jesse back in 2014 for 9 months. Back at the end of 2013 I was feeling extremely unfulfilled, stuck, hopeless and was just sitting there with all of these dream and goals and no idea on how to make them a reality.


Enter Jesse. I stumbled upon a video of his on youtube and immediately jumped on his blog and read a bunch of entries. He was doing a challenge to do 1,000 new things in a year and it was so inspiring. I contacted him and within that first Skype meeting I could tell there was something different about him.


By the end of the 9 months I was a completely different person, actually I was becoming the person I always dreamt of. I had confidence, strength and a the world is mine attitude. Since then life has only gotten better. The tools and strategies Jesse taught me have stayed with me and I know I can get through anything that life throws my way.


I’m so incredibly excited to share him with you all on the podcast, he talks about the #1 tip to crushing your goals. Please Subscribe to the Podcast and follow Jesse on Facebook, Instagram and check out his website.


Dealing with Depression in the South Asian Community

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1 4

Dealing with Depression in the South Asian Community


So in our never ending quest to open up conversations within the south asian community, no issue is more important, no actually urgent to discuss than mental health. With mental health issues on the rise, the day of sweeping things under the rug needs to come to an end. Which is why I was so excited when Faria Akram reached out. I knew I had to have her on the deep beauty podcast!


Faria Akram from MannMukti on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Faria writes for both Brown Girl Magazine and for MannMukti.org which if you guys are going through any mental health issues, you need to know about this website. It’s dedicated to helping people in our community share their stories and lean on each other for support. So incredibly important!!


Give the interview a listen, it’s full of insight into why we as south asians consider the topic of mental health so taboo and some great tips to help anyone going through these issues. To reach out to the people at MannMukti you can message them at info@mannmukti.org and follow Faria on Instagram and Twitter at @followingfaria.


Here’s the episode, please Subscribe on iTunes and if you are a woman, don’t forget to join the Deep Beauty Facebook community!


How Your Diet is Directly Linked to Your Health with Dr Sarah Ballantyne

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 0 0

Dr Sarah Ballantyne on the Deep Beauty Podcast


New podcast episode up! Guys I got to interview Dr Sarah Ballantyne, author of The Paleo Approach, the book I followed when I was on the AIP diet. I wanted to share her knowledge with you all because she backs so much of the why’s of the diet with hard, scientific fact.


When I was going through the alopecia, reading all of the ways the food you were eating was going to help your body on a biochemical level just gave me such immense peace of mind!!


Dr Sarah Ballantyne on the link between Diet and Health



If you are suffering from an autoimmune disorder or some other health issues that you haven’t been able to figure out, you have to read her books. She also has some great recipes you can recreate and a whole bunch of info on her website, thepaleomom.com.


Here’s the interview! Subscribe on iTunes and leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Tips on Achieving your 2018 Goals

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 0 0


The Deep Beauty Podcast Tips on Achieiving your 2018 Goals


Hey guys! Back with another Deep Beauty Podcast for you guys, this one is a little different in that it’s not an interview. What I wanted to do was share some of my top tips on achieving your 2018 goals!


This is a follow up to the post I did on making 2018 your most productive year. Hope this one helps you guys! Like I mention in the podcast, if you guys are looking for an accountability partner, I am here for you! Send me a message at info@deepaberar.com 🙂


Don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!