The Trouble With Indifference

People often say that they don’t have an opinion about a certain issue, or that they don’t want to get involved in an argument between people they know. They might also say that they will keep their opinions to themselves. While it is understandable that they make such statements as a means to avoid problems,…

They Just Do !

Why do bad things happen to us? Is it because we deserve it? Is it because Karma is coming back to sting us for our wrong doings? Or, is God trying to teach us something? Is there a real reason why things sometimes go wrong in our lives? Two weeks ago, i got robbed. I…

An Issue with Self-Help Books and How-To Articles

Over the past year I found myself unable to get through any self-help book or how-to article, especially those designed to promise me a full-proof plan that will improve my life in one month, one week, or ten steps. Now, on the other hand I do enjoy reading those books and articles that allow me…

The Real Me–Part One (Fiction)

Dina reluctantly put on her dark blue skirt which she matched with a white long sleeve shirt. She wanted to look bland and effortless for this meeting. However, achieving the effortless look was a burden in itself. She put her hair up in a pony tail, and wore just enough make up to hide the…

Postponed Choices

Did you ever realize that we live in a world where happiness is often postponed? It just seem like, we can only be happy when we achieve the goal we are working on, then the next one, and then the one after that. Postponing our own happiness becomes a pattern early on in life. At…

Personality on Demand

I disappeared from my blog for a while, and yet I miss it. The truth is that I have been swamped with work. You see, I was on the organizing committee of a regional conference in my full time job, and that had to take priority over my love for writing and or public speaking….

We Do Care About Looks

Let’s get real, we all say beauty is skin deep and people shouldn’t be judged by their looks. But, deep down inside we do judge people based on their physical appearance. Whether we like it or not, our initial interest in anyone is based on whether or not they had that wow factor when they…

Love?

A week ago the world celebrated Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to love and romance. The women received roses and chocolates from their sweethearts, and the men paid tons of money for the roses and chocolates they gave their sweethearts. Those of us who are not in a couple got to sit on the sidelines…

In a Nutshell

The other day, I was having coffee with friends and the popular topic of wasta (Connections) came up. In our society there is no working environment free of this feature. We can even confirm that not everyone in any workplace is there for their own merits, or their skills. Whether we are talking about the…

Binging

Yesterday was a really cold day in Amman, the wind was howling, the rain was pouring, and the walls were even chilled in our house. It was one of these days that commanded will power for one to move from his or her seat, let alone  go out. So, after doing some work in the…

The Chapter is Closed

This year is the year where I am cutting down on my activities. It is the year where I am closing certain chapters in my life. This is not because these chapters are bad but it is rather because certain pursuits in my life have run their course. One such chapter is Toastmasters and my…

Reflections

As I go about my day to day life, I learn that there is some merit to the statement “Put Yourself first” and this really contradicts the other popular statement “Go the extras mile for others” So, this mixed messaging really makes me wonder should we be selfish or should we go out of our…