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I Care As A Mother is the fourth episode in our As A Mother series, a collection of eight documentary short films featuring local Vancouver moms and their impact on our community.
I Care As A Mother features Dr. Maryam Zeineddin, a family doctor and the founder of Zili CARE, a non-profit platform that offers preventative resources for women to improve their health in mind, body and soul. Maryam’s story touches on the pressure many women feel too hyper achieve. It emphasizes the toll that societal pressures place on mothers and the impact this has on their mental and physical health.
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About Dr. Maryam Zeineddin
Dr. Maryam Zeineddin is a Family Doctor who earned her medical degree from the University of British Columbia. She received her Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Maryam is a mom to two girls, a business owner and a family physician in West Vancouver. She holds a special interest in preventative health and lifestyle counselling. She is the founder and chair of a preventative health platform called Zili CARE.
About Zili CARE
Zili CARE is a preventative platform that informs and assists women in navigating the medical system through tools, insights and a sense of community. The platform focuses on supporting women on their journey to fully understanding their wellness- emotionally, physically and spiritually. Maryam founded Zili CARE in 2017 when she noticed the number of women struggling with anxiety and mental health in her practice was at an all-time high.
On Motherhood with Maryam Zeineddin
What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned from motherhood?
That my children are my greatest teachers. And that, I’m here as a guiding voice for my children to find their own journeys. Their successes and failures in life are theirs, not mine 🙏🏻
What is your legacy?
My legacy is still to be determined in the journey of life. With the wisdom to bring self-compassion in order to bring a safe space, compassion, and healing to others.
What are the ways you take care of yourself while caring for so many others?
I try to have access to my being rather than always in thought, by practicing what I preach with the C.A.R.E formula. A daily space for C-calming the mind, A-activating my mind, R-reinforcing my body and E-engaging my soul so that I can be mentally and physically present, more or less. I seek to create micro-moments of happiness with bouts of freedom to myself 🙏🏻
I Care As A Mother follows one mother’s drive to provide every woman with the tools they need to support their mental health, regardless of income and the constraints within the Canadian healthcare system.
VancouverMom.ca’s As A Mother is a digital short film and podcast series partially funded by a Government of Canada Heritage grant which communities through arts and heritage. Finally, All episodes and podcasts are thoughtfully filmed and produced by Kahani Pictures.