The Wall of Words (Fiction)

She sat in his car and smiled and asked him how he was. He made a short reply and looked away. The weather was hot, she wanted him to switch on the AC. So, she looked over at him to ask but saw nothing in his face but hatred. She quickly turned her head to…

Let’s Pick Our Battles

I learned a long time ago that no one gets everything they want in life. I also came to terms with the fact that this realization in itself is no reason to constantly feel down or depressed. In fact, I can safely say that the secret to happiness is the ability to cut losses and…

The Real Me-Part Two (Fiction)

“So, how do we get to know each other? Do you meet men alone, or do you do it with a relative around? Or do we talk on the phone, or do we have pointless conversations online?” Hashem asked.  “So, you agree to my terms?” Dina responded “I don’t even know what your terms are…

Book review- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Let me start by saying that I dislike self-help books. If you regularly read my posts you would know that I don’t like any book that promises me a great life simply by smiling and believing that everything will turn out ok or by saying certain words or acting a certain way. Whether we like…

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…

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….

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…

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…