Be

Contractions tearing through your body Your womb is about to explode Your temples dripping in cold sweat Your time is here Be In this moment, be here. Feel the pain Ushering a new life into this world… Your mind will forget the pain. Your heart will fill with love. Your miraculous baby shrills You can’t…

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Keto friendly loaf

I’m on a ketogenic diet, if you’d like to learn more about it you can watch The Magic Pill Movie on Netflix, and if you’re interested in adding in some intermittent fasting and exercise (Steady Slate and HIIT) with an online coach, then check out Mubaraka Ibrahim’s mR40 program. I am therefore constantly on the…

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Salma’s Ramadan

Back home in Libya normally kids don’t go to school during Ramadan, that makes it a lot easier to be able to enjoy the month all together as a family, because we can stay up later and go back to sleep after fajr. But here (and in some Muslim countries now) kids go to school,…

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Here’s to a More Meaningful Journey

If you follow my blogs, you know that I’m preparing for Ramadan, as I explained here. As part of this preparation, I’ve been re-evaluating many aspects of my life. Here’s the low-down. I’ve gone through my wardrobe (including shoes and accessories), the basement (where I still had boxes I hadn’t unpacked since we moved five…

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Sara

  Sara (not her actual name) is one of the most consummate optimists I’ve ever known, I deeply admire her gumption, and I am certain that you will too! This is her story: We met for the first time after the Revolution, at the Caterpillar Café. I think it went well, Alhamdulillah (thank God), I…

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Ramadan: it’s personal

I’ve posted about how to prepare for Ramadan in general. I included tried and tested advice that I’ve accumulated through experience, research, and consultations (in Preparing for Ramadan). This time, I’m going to go deeper into what I really want to do in my own Ramadan. It’s more personal, but you might relate to some…

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My favorite quotes

“Millionaires disguised as missionaries to the poor. […] All of which impose transparency on everyone except themselves. Creating a mass consumption society of consumer goods by giving workers affordable access to credit. By disbursing “affordable” loans of tens of millions of dollars to working people, they turned into people permanently in debt, running to catch…

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Linda

I don’t like to talk about myself. Some people find comfort in knowing who your people are (where you were born, who’s your family, where you study/work, where you live), but I find it all distracts from what is really essential, which is who you are as a person. I don’t care much for labels,…

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Who am I?

I don’t fit in any box. Trust me, I tried! White? Not quite. Christian? No longer. Jewish? Some say it’s very likely. Muslim? Yes, but no matter how many decades I’ve practiced, I’m still, and always will be “new.” Native? Only if you know me, apparently! Swiss? Yes, of course, but you’d never guess! Canadian?…

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Whoosh

Distractions. This phone is a distraction. Traffic. Shopping. Gossip. Decorations. Fashion. Distracting. Who is that? Oh! She has needs? No time for that. What’s going on? Complicated? No time for that. Why? Distractions. Run, chase, keep up. No time for real. No time to be real. Only time to keep up with distractions. So many…

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