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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 […]

Seeing Allah seeing you

Seeing Allah seeing you

Sometimes you work so hard, you wonder why you’re doing it.  And then you get some glittery flowers from your dear hubby, ‘Just Because’. And then you know that you are being seen. And you are being acknowledged. And they do see what you do. […]

Nourishing the family with time-out

Nourishing the family with time-out

These holidays my hubby and I are really focusing on self-care.  As you know, we are working REALLY hard this time as we have LOTS of relaxing to do!  LOL. Alhamdolillah, through the mercy and kindness of Allah, we are doing well and are on […]

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 […]

Stretch Your Love-Giving Style

Stretch Your Love-Giving Style

It was Maria Montessori who first described how different children have different learning styles. For example, a kinaesthetic learner will learn best through motion and touching and (theoretically) schools can utilise this to aid learning. It all sounds very plausible and certainly explains why little […]

Be like a musk seller

Be like a musk seller

Okay, cherished readers, this is a reminder to everyone, including myself, that if you don’t look after yourself, then neither will anyone else.  Unless you are extremely fortunate to have loved ones around you who will physically STOP you from entering into the land of […]

Goodbye Grit

Goodbye Grit

My Time Of Grit has ended. InshaAllah, I return back to some normality…. Of waking up with the promise of no more hours of eleven plus coaching… Of knowing I can wake up early and not run out of energy half way through the day […]

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 […]

Being Intimate With Young Babies

Being Intimate With Young Babies

How do you deal with the baby waking up in the cot when being intimate in bed….puts me on edge … Answer by Anonymous: Just because we have kids around, people get stressed out and don’t even bother to make time because they know it […]

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 […]

Be different

Be different

I have noticed many women I meet have a signature style, which means it is nearly always possible to predict how they will look. I once knew a lady who always wore black trousers, a powder blue top, pink lipstick and black mascara. It suited […]

Love Languages

Love Languages

When I first heard about LOVE LANGUAGES I was struck dumb with admiration, it was literally one of those moments when a whole lot of my problems were solved with one concept and suddenly I could see some of the spanners in the works of […]

Giving the gift of bread

Giving the gift of bread

Ever since I have had my breadmaker, I have always wanted to share the touching, smelling, experiencing fresh bread!  It is now one of my sacred passions!   So I’ve now started giving bread as a gift!  I love the reaction of my friends when […]

Cars, Socks and Newspapers

Cars, Socks and Newspapers

I had a soul-nourishing morning last week when I was invited to visit the Book Club for the Soul, in High Wycombe.  MashaAllah!  What an amazing turnout of inspiring women!  We sat in a huge circle in WISE Bookshop, with toddlers toddling round and keeping […]

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 […]

Bubble Bath Treat

Bubble Bath Treat

Today take out an hour of your busy life to create some space just for you.  Prepare a lovely bubble bath, light some candles, get a book to read, and if desired, play some relaxing soothing sounds in the background. You will need: 1 – […]

I must write.

I must write.

Dear Readers, Every day I face a dilemma which I must address. I have a dream. I want to write my book.  When will it happen?  Every day my fingers itch towards the power button of the computer.  Every day I ponder on the progress […]

Find out which colours suit you the best

Find out which colours suit you the best

Do you know what clothes suit your body shape the best?  If you wish to accentuate your bust, choose blouses which have ruffles and pleats at bust, as opposed to the stomach area.  If you wish to draw attention to your slim waist, choose blouses […]

Be Kind, Anyway

Be Kind, Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest […]

thankyou for….I appreciate it.

thankyou for….I appreciate it.

Recognise one act of service or characteristic that you like about your husband today by saying “thank-you for …. I appreciate it”. For example…. “Thank-you for listening to me, I appreciate it.” “Thank-you for letting me choose the new wallpaper, it has made a big […]

Spreading Goodwill

Spreading Goodwill

Your husband is not the only person in your life who will benefit from your appreciation. Anyone who does you a favour, however small, will like to know you’ve appreciated it. The words “thankyou for [fill in the blank] I appreciate it” cost nothing, yet […]

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 […]

Female friends

Female friends

It has been said women talk to develop their thoughts, whereas men think then talk. Women need to talk things out, but not every husband is willing to learn feminine communication skills and listen while we think out loud. Spending time in the company of […]

A cup of tea

A cup of tea

Take some time out of your hectic schedule to enjoy a self care cup of tea. A self care cup of tea is made in the same way as normal tea (except you don’t leave it to go cold before you drink it and then […]

Mrs. Hopeless Treads on His Dreams

Mrs. Hopeless Treads on His Dreams

The Case of Mrs. Hopeless. Mrs Hopeless was terribly excited as her 10th anniversary approached; she wanted to celebrate her wonderful marriage in style! When she approached her dh, he was non-committal and tried many times to the change the subject. Mrs. Hopeless had her […]

Mrs Hopeless Gets a Washing Machine

Mrs Hopeless Gets a Washing Machine

After a really long wait, Mrs. Hopeless had succeeded in getting her husband do buy her a new washing machine. The current one was old and cranky and had even stopped washing the clothes probably. Something to do with the spin cycle, she guessed. Finally […]

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