I like celebrating milestones. Marking the passage of time is something I do even when I don't really need to. Augustine's musings on time are more eloquent than mine, so I won't indulge myself on the subject any longer. However, this week (or last week rather since today is Sunday) marks my ten-year anniversary of … Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary: Reflections on Weight and Faith
How to know if your Hajj has been accepted is to see how your life is a year later. So said one of our Hajj teachers. It's been nearly a year since Mr. Rafia and I embarked on that journey of a lifetime. There have been ebbs and flows, I will not lie. Going to … Continue reading Hajj: One Year Later
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