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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 […]

My Fascinating Friend

My Fascinating Friend

One of the first exercises most on-line marriage courses ask students to do is to look for naturally surrendered or fascinating wives and explain what makes them so. To my horror many participants respond by saying they don’t know any surrendered or fascinating wives. I […]

My body, my teacher

My body, my teacher

I was talking to a poorly friend the other day and was reminded of the poem I wrote a few years ago where the different parts of my body were talking to my Self and giving it a good telling off for the abuse that […]

He beats me up, but he does love me.

He beats me up, but he does love me.

Dear Abused & Oppressed Sister, You do know that your husband doesn’t love you, don’t you? He wouldn’t punch you in the face, if he loved you. And now that he has beaten you up and is feeling sorry for you with your black eye […]

Dealing with people who are discontent

Dealing with people who are discontent

Do you have someone in your life who is only too happy to point out the areas that are less than perfect – ‘this lasagne has a tad too much salt’, ‘that child has a snotty nose’ or ‘my, what big ears you have my […]

Organize Your Kitchen Hotspots

Organize Your Kitchen Hotspots

You know how Fly Lady talks about ‘hot spots’, her name for the parts of the house which gather clutter and the clutter somehow manages to reproduce until you have clutter, son-of-clutter and grandson-of-clutter on the same horrible surface? This is my hottest spot. It […]

Feminine touches

Feminine touches

I am, by nature, a brutally practical creature. Fortunately I married a man who is equally practical. For years we lived in a house devoid of ornaments, silk flowers, vases, oil burners, indoor plants and the like. The surfaces that other people would use to […]

Need your man!

Need your man!

For centuries men were needed by their womenfolk. We needed them to provide us with a safe space to raise our children and to survive. It was men who risked injury and death by hunting and fighting predators and other tribes when our ancestors lived […]

Living with a stay-at-home-husband

Living with a stay-at-home-husband

Many men, for whatever reason, spend much of their day in the house. My father did because he was self-employed and his business was based at home, my husband was at home during the day when he was a student, while he worked nights as […]

5 REASONS for being grateful in 2013

5 REASONS for being grateful in 2013

Alhamdolillah!  This year starts off with becoming more organised with blogging, and also starting to re-write my mentoring material.  In doing so, I found out that I started blogging in January 2009, just after gaining freedom from my eldest son’s 11+ preparation!  Times flies!  He’s […]

The six Ms essential for fathers

The six Ms essential for fathers

Here’s an empowering article written by Andy Merret from the Family Relationships Magazine, entitled: The six Ms essential for fathers raising daughters. An article for fathers to help them teach their daughters about assertiveness, their own finances, anger, and communicating directly with the men in […]

My Dailies

My Dailies

Hi folks!  I am joining Bonnie, from House of Grace, in her Organise Your Life Party!  She is posting weekly organising tips based on the book Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry. After reading Cara’s inspiring post about her Dailies, I am going to write […]

First Things First, Stephen Covey

First Things First, Stephen Covey

“Stephen Covey, in his book First Things First, notes that those who accomplish very little are probably spending a large amount of their 16 hours in the Quadrant of Deception and the Quadrant of Waste. In his book he highlights four quadrants where one can […]

Productive Muslimah

Productive Muslimah

This interview is part of our In The Footsteps of Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) interview series- Introducing Sr. Sara Jawad Malik, a marriage mentor and a very Productive Muslimah. Founder of Cherished and Successful online magazine and online community. Here we go, […]

HALT

HALT

Dear Self. This is a plea that you intervene And stop what’s going on Things cannot continue like this We need a relief and we are Not Getting it. We feel let down, who can we turn to But you? It leaves us bewildered How […]

Flylady!

Flylady!

Your free online coach, cheerleader, and fairy-godmother for decluttering and organizing your home and life! Are YOU living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome)?  Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn?  Hopeless and you don’t know where to start?  Don’t worry friend, we’ve been […]

Not being able to practice self care due to hectic lifestyles.

Not being able to practice self care due to hectic lifestyles.

A lot of women have young children, and find it hard with sleepless nights, poorly kids, feeling unwell themselves as mums… and life seems to be a roller coaster ride. When trying to surrender, when the topic of self care comes up, a lot of […]

Swear at him and act stroppy, that way he respects you….?

Swear at him and act stroppy, that way he respects you….?

Does my husband really want a more bossy babe on his arm? Ok this is my concern. Even though surrendering is making a massive positive impact on my marriage there is this one niggling doubt. Do men secretly, deep down want a fiesty independent woman […]

A Fascinating Journey

A Fascinating Journey

Learning childlike behaviour is not difficult, even for the most invincible adult women. Just watch spoilt little girls – especially the ones who are nearing middle age. Observe what they say and how they say it; the high pitched voice, the wide eyed look and […]

Calling All Agneses

Calling All Agneses

The story so far: David and Agnes are the junior partners in a firm of solicitors. After years of working together they are firm friends and spend time together outside work socially, they have so much in common – a shared career, shared goals, the […]

Love After Love

Love After Love

The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. […]

I Need Your Love – Is it True?:

I Need Your Love – Is it True?:

  How to Find All the Love, Approval and Appreciation You Ever Wanted.  Let Byron Katie take you on a journey within. Question all your negative beliefs about other people and turn them round with personal breakthroughs. Updated: Use Katie’s 4 Questions to find out […]

Getting Ready for Friday!

Getting Ready for Friday!

Happy Upcoming Friday everyone! Don’t forget to get your houses ready for the weekend so you can kick of your shoes and enjoy! Friday’s Essential Checklist: Finish off any extra ironing and put it away, Clear your hotspots, Dry dust all screens, tops and sills, […]

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