When I was a passionate 18 year old, I was obsessed with the notion of ‘having it all’. I was ambitious, unstoppable and determined to have it all. You know, the idea that as a woman nothing should stop me from doing and achieving whatever I wanted. Nothing was going to stop me from climbing … More Can I really have it all?
When I was a little girl, I often daydreamed about living in a real fairy tale. I loved writing short stories that involved me doing extraordinary things that I could not do within my capability as a human being. Writing was my escape into a magical world filled with adventure where I could climb the … More The story behind my story
This week is International stress awareness week and we all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life. Some stress can be beneficial to push us to perform at our best, however, too much stress can affect our wellbeing. This is particularly important when juggling motherhood, … More Me, my stress and I
I was ready to hang up the cape and choose a better lifestyle which wouldn’t result in burnout and exhaustion. This involved a lot of soul searching, unlearning and relearning the ingrained beliefs that I held. Superwoman had been born out of a combination of cultural and societal expectations, internal pressures and how she defined success. … More Hanging up the cape
Ever since I was young, I have always been a ‘doer’, an ‘achiever’. As I grew into womanhood, I was known among my family members and friends as the ambitious one. I can honestly say there is not one goal I set myself that I wouldn’t achieve, even against all odds and tough situations. All … More Superwoman
Last week I told the world about my children’s story book; ‘Treasures of Jannah’ which would be released in the coming weeks. As friends, family members and strangers congratulated me and the messages flooded my phone and social media accounts, the most common question I am asked is; “how did you find the time to … More Reaching for the stars
As we enter the last days of Ramadan, it is important to think about life beyond the blessed month. Since the purpose of Ramadan is for us to attain God consciousness, planning for life beyond it is important for spiritual development and to maintain the heightened awareness of our Lord attained during Ramadan. The fact … More Life beyond Ramadan