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.
Since I have been posting nearly weekly this month, I would feel remiss to not post one final time before Ramadan ends this year. The last ten days have been unlike any other last ten days I have experienced in the twenty or so years I have been fasting. And... *drum roll* they have NOT … Continue reading Day 29 of Ramadan
At first I was not sure if I would even be in a state to write this post. In the beginning, I really wished this didn't happen and that I could partake in the full blessings of this month at this time. But I realize not being able to do so is also a test … Continue reading Day 14 of Ramadan
I was reading my past pre-Ramadan posts (only because they appeared in my feed) and noticed a common trend that has yet to change: 1) not having done any real prep before the month is to begin and 2) missing my family. One thing that has changed is that this year, so far, I've done … Continue reading Day 7 of Ramadan