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…

My Boundaries

On one of the many Facebook groups I follow, the group admin was asking the group members to state what their boundaries were. I thought about my response to that question and then it hit me that my one boundary in life is letting others affect my mood with negativity. Sure, I do understand that…

We Are in Our Own Heads Sometimes

Yesterday morning, I was sitting at our kitchen table having some hummus for breakfast when my mom walked in. She saw me eating the hummus with half a white loaf of bread. My choice was based on the fact that I simply needed a change from the loafs of brown bread I had been consuming…

Spirituality?

I believe I am someone with a selective sense of spirituality. I do believe that we are our thoughts and I do understand that our moods affect our health. However, I don’t believe that wanting something badly is enough of a guarantee that we will get it. I don’t believe that simply wanting to be…

The Cutoff Point

I wonder if by the age of 40 we could really possibly have our entire lives mapped out before us. I personally don’t think it is possible, because believing so simply means that the things we learn in the one year before that point or the years following that point are useless.  However, society wants…

Homebound

For the last month, I had been at home recovering from a surgery. I have been stewing in my own laziness, so to speak. Sure, the time I have been off work was beyond my control, but let’s face it, we can easily get used to the laid back lifestyle. From someone who used to…

The Choice

I have to tell you that I find it really hard to write about my personal life, so this is my attempt at doing so , so help me God. You see, on February 25, 2019, after a string of tests and doctor visits, I was diagnosed with an early phase of cancer which I…

The Power of Perspectives

Let’s face it, most of us like the drama. We like to discuss our problems, to talk about our hardships, and to make it sound like we are always fighting some battle of some kind. We love it because it gives us the spotlight, it gives us attention, and it makes people stop and  ask…

A Simple Faith

The other day, we were discussing the book “The Magic of Reality” by Richard Drawkins at a book club I recently joined.  In this book, the author attributes reality to anything scientifically proven. According to him, if we don’t see it, hear it, smell it, or touch it, then it doesn’t exist. If something doesn’t…

Hard Shells (Fiction)

Layla signed the divorce papers, and with that the judge officially announced her divorced from her husband of three years. At first, a sense of relief overcame her, as this announcement marked the end of a long saga of verbal abuse and repetitive infidelity. Although the marriage had ended on this particular spring day in…