Have We Become So Cynical?

I’m sure we’ve all been there, we do a job interview, it goes well, yet we don’t want to get our hopes up in case we don’t get the job. Similarly, we do the medical tests and we hope for the worst.. Or, we meet someone we really like and that person may like us…

Finding Layla Part One- I Write to Understand (Fiction)

I am Layla, I am 29 years old. I write those basic details simply because at times I forget who I am. At an early age in my life, so early that I don’t even remember when, I adopted a social skill that enabled me to get ahead in my life, in my job, in…

My Random Things-Part Six- In the Spotlight

I have to let you in on a little secret; I am terrified of getting my photo taken. My fear of the camera is ironic because I have no problems speaking in public, or giving presentations to rooms full of people, but I do have a fear of seeing a camera lens peering at me….

My Random Things-Part Five-Meeting New People

Sometimes we say that we are going to an event and then we change our minds in the last minute. We sometimes change our course because we don’t know anyone there. And, sometimes we decide to not go simply because we are too tired, or not in the mood, or as I said in my…

12 Things to Consider When Dealing with a Creative Person

Today I am going to write about some of the challenges faced by creative people in our society.  When I say creative people I refer to designers, decorators, artists, painters, writers, copywriters, translators, and social media experts. I refer to anyone who is providing an intangible service that has great impact on any business or…

My Random Things-Part Four-Breaking the Greatest Fear

Be it the fear of death, the fear of failure, or the fear of public speaking, I have come to believe that these are all different versions of one original fear and that is our fear of looking or sounding stupid. We fear dyeing because we don’t want to leave this world as average people…

Book Review-The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

First and foremost, I have to tell you that this book took me over two months to read, which is a lot longer than the time I usually take to finish books. The reason is really not because the book is bad. Far from it! In fact, I don’t remember any time in which I…

My Random Things-Part 3- My Artistic Adventure

I have always been someone who wanted to learn to make art, but the only semi artistic thing I have done those past years was to color in adult coloring books. If you consider the posters I make on Canva using ready-made templates as art, I do those too.  So, when I saw an event…

My Random Things Part Two – Searching the Power of Speech

Being a Toastmaster for many years, I have come to believe in the power of Public Speaking.  I do believe that words have an impact on us. Why else world initiatives like TED Talks alongside other speaking engagements gain popularity. People, in my opinion, are wired to enjoy hearing other people share their experiences through…

My Random Things-Part One

This year, and after being diagnosed with illnesses which I spoke about in my blog post titled The Choice, I realized just how short life really is, and it also hit me just how many things I wanted to learn and how many times I have delayed my plans to learn them. I delayed my…

Is It Necessary?

All my life I was and I always will be an advocate of people taking initiative, feeling empowered, and showing leadership, but what happens when this empowerment becomes an abuse of power or a means to be dare I say the words Bitchy, brutal, or mean? The other day, I entered a busy cafe in…

The Myth of Productivity

All our lives, we have been taught that we need to do something useful with every minute of our day. As kids, we were taught to get home from school, eat, do our homework, and then play a bit before bedtime. A six-hour school day may have one break of 30 to 45 minutes, or…