Musings

1. Strengthening full body yoga flow Yoga is my go-to exercise because it makes me feel strong in my body based on how I move and flow through the poses, as opposed to working out to mould my body into some sort of ‘ideal’. I have spoken...

We are in the midst of autumn and I am loving every second of it. The relentless rain, the coolness in the air, the early darkness and the waning, auburn leaves. Absolute bliss. Here are a few things I have grown a fondness for this...

Over the past year, I have learnt to purchase items with intention and use consciously. So I thought writing up my monthly favourites provides me the opportunity to reflect and review what I invest my time and money in, to consider what I've learnt and...

  There is an insane amount of injustice in this world. This imbalance of violence and oppression, and joy and beauty, has existed throughout Islamic history. The antipodes are just bizarre. Social media can make you feel like you are not doing enough to address the injustices;...

I love this quote by Frida Kahlo: “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” I don't know a great deal about Frida Kahlo. I know she is an iconic artist and I watched the biopic...

When looking into the mirror, the first thing many of us do is focus on our flaws and point out what needs fixing. It is incredibly difficult for me to look at my reflection and be pleased with what I see because I am always...

Much of the anxieties and insecurities we experience in our adult lives are rooted in unresolved woes from childhood - and that is where the heart-work begins. With whatever challenges we may be facing right now, we can ask ourselves a few key questions to...

Having the money and means to travel thousands of miles comfortably is an extraordinary luxury, so it's only natural that I pull out my journal on this trip to Chefchaouen to write a short list of the things I am grateful for - a self-care/gratitude...

It has become incredibly easy in this instagram-selfie-social-media culture to compare yourself to other people. A millisecond of someone’s life, in a quadrilateral frame can make you feel incredibly unworthy, and silencing the self-deprecating thoughts is a challenge in itself. My thoughts were along the...