Tag: self-care

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I ‘want’…

I ‘want’…

Do the words “I want” work for you? If the answer to that is “yes, I get what I want“ then you have failed the Aunty Thankful test. If your answer is “no, I don’t get what I want” then you have also failed the […]

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 […]

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