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
Wow, only 1 week left of fasting... well at least during the month of Ramadan. I've been doing my best to reap the benefits of the last ten days. But for one reason or another, I have not been able to do what I had planned. Not feeling well, I pray, is the reason why. … Continue reading Day 21 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