Back then, I thought you needed to have a grandiose purpose in life before experiencing the urge to sabotage yourself due to the immensity of your dreams. Admittedly, this makes it seem equivalent to shooting yourself in the foot while participating in a marathon. Instead, just as I had discovered for myself, we often do … Continue reading Why we sabotage ourselves in the worst ways
You have everything you need. You love your life and the people surrounding you. You thank God, the universe or your lucky stars that you're still alive and healthy. Deep down you know that there were times that you wished you were dead. It's just a quick passing thought then you're back to living the … Continue reading You are not alone: Please don’t take your own life.
Ramadan begins in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) the same way Ramadan elsewhere began for me--waiting for Fajr, and resting my head on the dining table with a belly full of water. It used to make me sick chugging 3 to 4 glasses of water during sahoor. I usually fixated on the minute hand of the wall … Continue reading Chronicles of my Ramadan in Saudi Arabia: How I remembered Taraweeh prayers at 10 years old
The promise of an everlasting companionship in an equally never-ending tide of challenges is very tempting to a lot of us. It's natural to be concerned about the changes that might occur once married, and many of us have our own ways of appeasing our worries and fears. Most of the time we plan ahead. … Continue reading Small changes you might not have considered before getting married