I haven't blogged in a while. I wanted to last week, but I didn't have the heart to write about what's been on my mind. As a blogger, I realize I look at the world, not necessarily differently than others, but definitely with a focus. "Is this moment bloggable?" I will often think, as others … Continue reading On ambiguous blogging.
My home country celebrated its "independence" on Monday and my naturalized country celebrated its independence yesterday. I heard fireworks - thankfully for not too long, as they were later drowned out by the humming of the ceiling fan and the overwhelming power of drowsiness - but I did not see any. Thankfully again, neither I … Continue reading A week of independence
It's so easy to focus on the negative, but today I am consciously choosing to focus on the positive. It has to be a conscious decision, because for most of my life I absorbed the negativity around me. Not all people were negative of course. But it's usually the critics and detractors we tend to … Continue reading Reframing
I'm on a mission right now. And part of this mission is doing something I have not let myself do for over a decade: enjoying the food I eat without any guilt afterwards. I come back to My Body & Soul once again. When I started that project, I had gained some "grad school weight" … Continue reading On weight gain.
One of the things that really crystallized for me in terms of personal development happened during those painful final ten days of Ramadan. Perhaps I needed to go through that pain in order to get to that self-realization. I believe everything in life is a lesson. I don't believe in chance. I do believe that … Continue reading It all starts with a single step…