Book Review-The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

First and foremost, I have to tell you that this book took me over two months to read, which is a lot longer than the time I usually take to finish books. The reason is really not because the book is bad. Far from it! In fact, I don’t remember any time in which I…

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…

The Myth of Productivity

All our lives, we have been taught that we need to do something useful with every minute of our day. As kids, we were taught to get home from school, eat, do our homework, and then play a bit before bedtime. A six-hour school day may have one break of 30 to 45 minutes, or…

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…

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…

Our Words, Our Relevance

Today, I discovered or at least I remembered how much I love to talk to an audience. I find beauty in sharing information of value. To me, it is an empowering feeling when you are either presenting an idea, a product, a service, or you are even telling the world a personal story that your…

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…