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…

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…

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….

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…