The Beauty of Misunderstanding

During my time in lock down, the number of virtual conversations and online chats I have with people have significantly increased, and I am sure this is the case with many others. And with this new experience,  I have learned something not so great about myself . I have learned that for the longest time,…

Are We Hurting Our Brains?

I think my biggest problem in life is the thoughts that I plant in my own brain, and I think many people are in my shoes. I can even  safely say that we  never give our minds a  rest. In fact, I speak for myself and say that I have always believed that my brain…

Falling in Love

No, this isn’t what you think its about. I am not going to tell you about my life. Not only because there is nothing interesting to tell in the love department, but also because I’m quite private when it comes to my friendships, human interactions, and even my feelings. But, I will tell you about…

We All Have Different Values

Although I’ve passed several decades of my life, I am to this day fascinated by human nature. You see, in our lovely city of Amman I see people everywhere infused with anger, negativity, mistrust, and an overwhelming need to read too much into things. At this point, I have to tell you that  I’m not…

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…

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 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…