The Healing Power of Soap

Have you started appreciating the importance of cleaning your hands? Have you begun to see how interconnected we really are and how taking care of the environment really can have a huge impact in our lives? Then keep reading… Continue reading The Healing Power of Soap

Handmade Silk Scarves To Elevate Your Style

With Covid19 restrictions slowly easing off, hopefully we’ll be able to enjoy the occasional gathering, and the wedding season will pick up again. In the meantime, Eid is at our doorstep… If you haven’t shopped for your outfit yet, or aren’t thinking of going all out with an entire outfit, then Yassmine’s line of colorful accent pieces might be just right for you. Let me … Continue reading Handmade Silk Scarves To Elevate Your Style

Up and Coming Jewler in Our Midst

How We Met It was about two years ago that I attended our first annual Multicultural Bazar at our Premier Fitness and Recreation Center, which fell around Ramadan. This meant that Muslims from the region would surely be there to sell and purchase Ramadan and Eid decorations, gifts, and to support local craftspeople and vendors. I love attending such events because I’m always eager to … Continue reading Up and Coming Jewler in Our Midst

Saudi Style Basboosa Cake

This recipe was inspired by a recipe for Saudi parent who shared her basboosa recipe. I personally dislike basboosa, it gives me heart-burn (I think it’s the insane amount of sugar, but I could be wrong). My kids love basboosa, so I thought I’d make some. I didn’t have all the ingredients the recipe called for, and I wanted to experiment with combining some more … Continue reading Saudi Style Basboosa Cake

How I’m Coping With Self-Isolation

It is likely that all of you reading now are under some type of self-isolation situation, wherever in the world you may be. I know the situation isn’t looking particularly rosy, and for some it is outright gloomy. It is a hard thing to be going through for everyone, for some, certainly, even harder than for others. My experience has been less severe than for … Continue reading How I’m Coping With Self-Isolation

Aya

I met Aya at our Running Club organized by the largest mosque in our region and a group of doctors who attend it. She was the fitness coach for the women’s section, so we wouldn’t just drop off our kids and walk around the field, not wanting to play soccer with the boys and men. After this she began offering classes at our mosque’s gym … Continue reading Aya

Look Your Best on Your Next Conference Call

Many of you are now experiencing working from home for the first time. Perhaps you’re finding yourselves having more conference calls with people you can no longer meet in person. This means a blowup in Zoom, Skype, and Messenger use. You’ll probably have noticed that you can pick up subtleties in your colleagues’ backgrounds that you wouldn’t normally notice, simply because it’s being framed in … Continue reading Look Your Best on Your Next Conference Call

Keto and Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been on keto for nearly two years now. I stumbled upon it quite by accident, as I had just recovered from a fracture, and was finally ready to get back into exercising regularly. By the time I got to it, my coach was moving onto bigger and better things. Having read her blog, her e-books, and all of her online information, I knew I … Continue reading Keto and Intermittent Fasting