Leadership

Write about it

Write about it

Flashback: when I was 26 I started going to a ladies middle eastern keep-fit class. The lady was mysterious and in-tune with her essence. After our class was over and we were all sitting, relaxed, she started talking to us about connecting with our selves, […]

20 years of (various)

20 years of (various)

Today my hubby and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary alhamdolillah!  Shukr Allah it has been 20 years of love, laughter and tears! We’ve got here through our own bespoke tailor-made efforts and lots of prayers.  Someone asked me the other day what the […]

Respect for men… and women.

Respect for men… and women.

I started of my Surrendered journey realising that women can be really disrespectful to men – in the way they talk to them and in the way they talk about them.  So I started watching my language when I spoke to him and also when […]

In the spirit of Mother’s Day

In the spirit of Mother’s Day

I was at a women’s only fund-raiser yesterday for my child’s old school (I did tell you that I’m homeschooling him now, didn’t I?) where I had the fortunate opportunity to hear an uplifting and encouraging speech by Sister Rahma, who is a counsellor and […]

Starting over, inner witch banished

Starting over, inner witch banished

I’ve not written a proper article in a while.  I had put writing on a back burner whilst I focused on the family, and at times I felt despair because I was in uncharted territory and I didn’t have a map:  the teenage years. Well, […]

Kindness is feminine

Kindness is feminine

Kindness is a supremely feminine and highly desirable trait – Prince Charming always fell for the kindhearted Princess and not the wicked witch (no matter how beautiful she was). Kindness is also an asset in men, but is traditionally associated with nurturing, sweet and loving […]

Powerful Prayers

Powerful Prayers

Surrender to Allah Allah is enough for me, there is no god but him, I have put my trust in him and he is the lord of the mighty throne (9:129) Allah is enough for us and the best of guardians. (3:173) Lo, in the […]

When queens ride by

When queens ride by

By Agnes Slight Turnball, 1888. Jennie Musgrave woke at the shrill rasp of the alarm clock as she always woke—with the shuddering start and a heavy realization that the brief respite of the night’s oblivion was over. She had only time to glance through the […]

Admit when things aren’t working

Admit when things aren’t working

I always wanted an Aloe Vera plant so you can only guess how happy I was to buy one from a hippy chick at a farmers market. “What can I use it for?” I asked with the enthusiasm of a new Aloe Vera owner.”Burns” she […]

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