LIFE IS NOTHING WITHOUT FAMILY

Spend time with your loved ones, and as Confucius says “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” I never realized how much family were important to me until my father got sick. Its the tough moments that teaches you. My family taught me that no matter our differences, when someone needs help we would all be there. Life happened

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HOW DOES YOUR BIRD FLY

When I first moved to Egypt, my mom pointed at the sky telling me “birds of a flock, fly together”. She said that the reason why in Egypt they flew chaotically was because they replicated the lack of harmony in this society. With recent turmoils taking place in Egypt and the historic changes of 2011 Revolution. My brief trip home,

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CELEBRATING NEW BEGINNINGS

Over the past three weeks I have had the chance to re-connect with old good friends during one of their life-changing transitions… their WEDDINGS. As all reunions are, it was great seeing and hearing updates about their new adventures. The past weeks, made me remember a story a friend shared about when he asked one of their bosses who had

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HOW TO CELEBRATE LIFE

Recently on a flight back, I laughed at some of the people who were clapping that we had arrived safely. Its something that is very common in the Middle East or was at least when I was growing up; and it was only when I started taking flights from different places I realized it wasn’t the norm. Its strange but

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HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR WORLD GOING INSANE

“If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.” – Chuang Tzu This weekend I found myself stuck in a boat while the weather around me was going crazy. It made me think of how sometimes

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HOW TO FIND PEACE IN THIS MATERIALISTIC AGE

I wrote an essay and competed in the Goi Foundation, my first essay submission and some of my friends asked me to post it online. Let me know your thoughts. “I envision a world. We are human, we smile at one another daily, we give heed to strangers, children have their bellies full and everyone has a roof over their

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HOW TO DEAL WITH INTEGRATING TO A NEW PLACE

Madrid is the seventh city I move to and you would think it would be easy to integrate. I guess since the move was too quick, I didn’t have enough time to process the fact that I was moving to Madrid, my system is still in shock. I decided to go to visit one of my closest friend Nehal in

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Acknowledging the people who matter; Goodbye Singapore

There are so many amazing people, and while packing for my big move to Madrid, I decided to continue being an old-fashioned girl and write letters to the people who made my experience in Singapore so fabulous. During one of the boot camp dinners, one of my friends was sharing that looking back at her decisions in life; she could

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BUCKET LIST: FEELING UNSTOPPABLE BY CHALLENGING YOURSELF TO A DUATHLON

Today I completed my first duathlon. It was humorous for me because at one point of time triathlons and duathlons were not even part of my vocabulary, but someone its become part of my training and my life. I realized that I enjoy doing sports and challenges with friends, and after successful recruiting nine people join me to become first

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BUCKET LIST: HOW TO LEARN TO FORGIVE

A year ago I decided I wanted to learn to forgive. I didn’t even know really what that meant, or how I would expect to find out? This weekend, as I hung out with two close friends: one of which I had a fall out with last year. I realized how comfortable it was for us to be together, it

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