10 Things to Love About the Fall

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we welcome a new season in Amman. The summer traffic dies down, the tourists go home, and we, the locals of this city, go back to our day to day routine. Let’s face it, as we bid the summer farewell, many of us suffer the…

Are We Honest Online?

Have you seen a status on any social media platform that read, “I look terrible today, and my mood sucks oh and I ate a whole tub of ice cream coz I’m going through a breakup”?  Most of you would answer “no” . For those of you ever did see such a status, I invite…

Are We Really an Image Based Society?

I always found social media the ideal platform to study human behavior. After all, it is the one place where people can display their hopes, dreams, desires, as well as the obnoxious facets of their character freely. Look at it this way, if you say something outrageous in real life, someone around you will probably…

I’m Doing Great

Last week, I attended the last day of a workshop for women in their 40s. My friend was going and she asked me if I was interested to go.  Being not too far from that point I figured why not. I said to myself let’s see what this decade has to offer. Well, the conclusion…

The Unnecessary Apologies

The other day, I was walking in the mall minding my own business, when a group of teenagers walked past me so quickly that they forced me to step aside and let them through. Without realizing it I told them “Oh I’m Sorry” However, with no response from their end, they walked on possibly giggling…

I Stopped Listening

After a four-day vacation which I spent mostly at home in my own bubble reading books, watching series, movies and chasing other personal goals  , I found myself making a list in my head of the pieces of advice I have decided not to take. You see, I just realized that we spend too much…

The Allure of the Chick Flick

Not too long ago, I was hit with the flu, and naturally while fallen ill my IQ dropped significantly. After all, I was constantly drugged by medication. Unable to read anything of depth or go out as much, I found myself picking up a novel from my bookshelves which I had ignored for some time….

Still Deluded About Self Worth?

It is funny how in our society we are not yet clear on the idea of self worth. Women would stay in a marriage even after the man had cheated on them or worse yet had taken a second wife, knowing fully that they were simply perceived by their partner as not good enough. Come…

Charmed

He spoke with such enthusiasm and conviction. In fact, he was able within the first twenty seconds of his conversation to ensure that everyone in the room was listening to him,  I remember exactly how we were all hanging on every word he said only to wait impatiently to hear what more he had to…

Doormats

Ever since we were kids our parents told us to be nice to anyone older than us, to not correct someone when they are saying something that is blatantly wrong, and to not tell a person that he or she is not saying the truth. We were even told to simply not respond when someone…

Traveling  Part One

  Work brings you a lot of experiences, some are good, some are bad, and some send you traveling to the other side of the world. My work sent me to the USA for the first time in my life , to Atlanta Georgia to be exact, and  I was so excited to go ….

Are You Confident or Loud?

When I was a child I used to associate confidence with the ability to speak up. However, as I grew older I came to realize that speaking up has nothing to do with it. After all, those people who boast about themselves, their achievements, and their skills are not necessarily confident. They could be just…