Parental Alienation: A Mother's Nightmare and How to Deal With It

It's the type of abuse that doesn't leave physical scars but emotional, lifelong ones. It obstructs the development of the self of the child, which affects how the child sees himself in all experiences through life.

I'm talking about Parental Alienation. It's the manipulation of a child’s mind and attachment bonds in a negative way and yes, it is very abusive.

Parental alienation is the process and result of psychological, manipulative control of a child for the purpose of...

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Naked and Exposed

I have been doing something new lately. More and more frequently. Something I didn't think I would ever do. And when I consciously thought about it today I decided to take a selfie, document, and share for our benefit. As a reminder to myself first.

 

There was a time I would never have taken, much less posted this picture of me with a naked face.

 

I have been going out without wearing makeup! It has become less and less imperative for me to cover up, hide or change what I have...

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My Shattered Heart and Dreams Led to my Awakening

I spent the first few months of my divorce process in shock and denial. I never thought I would end up in this situation even in my worst nightmares.

I remember in college, during a clinical rotation I was having a conversation with a fellow classmate about my upcoming wedding after graduation to a man who was in medical school. He said,  “Oh you’ll be divorced in 10 yrs or so.” I remember it so vividly because what he said stood out in my mind as absolutely NOT, Never!...

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Overwhelm and Stress leading to Procrastination

Overwhelm, stress, worry…

Do you struggle with this?

Most of us do, In fact I’ve never heard of anyone not feeling these emotions on some level or another.

 

I used to really struggle with this to the point it would consume me and and I wasn't able to make decisions with clarity, felt confused and didn't know where to  begin. The stress would come out on the the people I love the most and then I would regret it later. 

This cycle of overwhelm and regret is no way...

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The foundation of Love

I’m sure it's caught your eye. Everywhere I look there are reminders of Valentine’s Day all around. A day of love that is symbolized by gifts, flowers, hearts, and candy.

So what is the significance of Valentine’s Day? What feelings does it generate within you? What are we celebrating during this holiday?

To me it feels very commercialized and materialistic similar to a lot of holidays. However, when I ask myself what this holiday of love means to me. What comes to my mind...

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Heartfelt Lessons from my Hijab Evolution

In honor of World Hijab Day (WHD) on February 1st, 2018, I was inspired to share my own hijab story. A story of my evolution. The first WHD was on February 1st, 2013, in recognition of millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty and devotion to God. 

As I reflect upon my journey of my hijab and the significance it plays in my life, I am reminded of how life takes us in in many different turns and swoops us through many loops.


Examining my hijab...

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