We all need a little pick me up sometimes. Our self-esteem can plummet with a single word, we run out of inspiration, we tire ourselves out or get lost in the whirlwind that is life. The important thing, however, is that when life throws you down a pit, you have a harness, some rope and the courage to see the sunshine again! Here are five exercises to help you pick yourself up again and unleash potential within!Read More
Creativity. We don't always know how it manifests in us, though deep down, it's a romantic notion that we all like to think applies to us. Most of the time the thought of actually doing anything creative can be so overwhelming that it feels content to just think about it.
The truth is YOU have immense creative potential. Your creativity can not only uncover your deepest strengths, but also help you find fulfilment everyday.
The question then arises; how do you unlock your creativity?Read More
I opened the front door. A rush of thick hot air hit me as if a heater was suddenly turned on on full blast. The sun was out, stretching its rays far and wide. It was more than 40°C outside and I was headed for the desert.
This is my trip to Zion.Read More
It's been a little while since I posted something on here. Not because I don't have ideas - no, I have a google doc full of them. There was a wall up in my mind, a marching band of distractions and excuses. A typical case of writer's block.Read More
These traditional Sri Lankan delicacies are surprisingly easy to make and are the ones I find myself making now, thousands of miles away from the Eids of my childhood.Read More
Sometimes, you have to be violent.'
Everyone froze and turned to my student, Amir who had dropped those words as casually as suggesting an ice-cream flavour.
What do you do when someone perpetuates a stereotype about themselves?Read More
Ramadan is a challenge, there's no doubt about it. Why do Muslims put themselves through it and what is it in the first place?Read More
We've all heard it. Travelling makes you wise, turns you into a storyteller, teaches you invaluable life lessons that nothing else can give you. But how exactly?Read More
Going on a road trip? Here are some recipes that are delicious, filling and travel well. Make these goodies at home and bring them to wherever your travels may take you.Read More
We all want to become happier, more positive people. But how do we do so when our brains notice the negative things five times more than it notices the positive?Read More
Smiles were passed over sips of tea and light conversation was offered over the crunching of crackers. I was at an event aimed at clarifying misconceptions about Islam. Twenty people were gathered in a circle and glances flickered in my direction.Read More
Americans are self-absorbed. Muslims are bad. Australians are racist. That's what gets us clicking. That's what's sensational. We hear the worst of the other side because that's what sells. But how much do we really know about any given thing if we stripped away everything we knew from the news?Read More
Most people imagine that wearing the hijab invites only snarky remarks and and hostile stares. What they don't realise, is that even more frequently than that, are the hilarious questions and comments.Read More
Today was one of those days. How do you be productive when you're just not feeling it?Read More
Nearly two years ago, I packed my bags and traveled to the other side of the world.Read More
I can’t believe it’s that time again. It seems we just parted yesterday.Read More
These days, the finger is always pointing at Muslims. With so much going on, many must wonder - why do we still do it?Read More
2016 was the first year of my marriage. It was the year I moved away from everyone and everything I knew and started over in another country.Read More