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Representation Matters!

Whether its in positions of leadership, politics, schools, business, and yes, fashion, representation matters. Representation is showing that you belong in the greater social narrative. Hate crimes of minorities, in particular Muslims have increased substantially, which I believe is due to misrepresentation in the media, and the scapegoating Muslims for a political agenda. With that in mind, we can change all that. If we have proper representation in all parts of society, imagine the difference it could make. Little Mosque […]

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Stigma, Discrimination and Mental Health

Everyone judges, you have to admit it! Even if you try your hardest not to, at some point you will. Imagine going to see your doctor to talk about you feeling anxiety or depression, and they tell you not to sweat the small stuff and that you’re overreacting. How would you feel? Would you go to another doctor for advice? How would you feel being judged based upon a diagnosis? Many people who have a mental health illness suffer from stigma […]

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Bullying

  Bullying is a disease that affects people worldwide. This video is amazing and I hope you watch and share it. It is truly inspiring and honest. How many kids go to school with a smile returning home with frowns, tears, or marks from being hit at school? No kid deserves this! Parents need to be aware of what is happening at their childrens school. Keeping communication open with your children is the only way to know what is going on […]

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Event: Saudi Aramco Cultural Program 2012

Want something fun to do this summer? Then get ready to mark your calenders. You must check out the Saudi Aramco Cultural Program in Dhahran, Riyadh, or Jeddah. What you can expect: 1001 Inventions (Has been showcased in London, New York, Los Angelas, and Abu Dhabi. Revealing 1000 years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Scientists and Inventors.) Tinkering Village (Where science, art, and technology come together to create a fun learning environment.) iSpark (Hands on and interactive science workshops.) Live Entertainment (Barney […]

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Teacher’s

Before I get to the post, I want to apologise for not posting regularly lately. I have been quite busy, with a little bundle of joy on the way and having a gazillion things to do, okay that one is exaggerated a bit 🙂 So without further ramblings, lets get to todays post on what makes a great teacher. ———————————————————————————————————————— Do you have that one teacher from high school who left a life long impression on you? That one person who inspired you, […]

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Knowing How to Speak

Okay we all have those occasional moments when we blurt things out without thinking, but sometimes the consequences of that action can have dire results. It is certainly easier said than done, but we need to know how to speak, whether at work, at home or in any type of social environment. I’ve encountered many times people who open their mouths and just let whatever come out, sometimes not realizing how rude and obnoxious they actually sound. This can apply […]

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Desert Camping

The cool weather is here in Saudi Arabia and many people love to head in to the desert on the weekends, whether for a day trip or even overnight. If you’ve never been, give it a try, personally I think it’s great and a lot of fun. You can roast marshmallows over the fire, drive around on 4 wheelers, search for desert roses and fossils or just lounge around. When I tell people that I love to head out to the desert, there […]

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Suicide & Depression

  Are you feeling down or suffering from depression? Have you ever thought about suicide? Experts say 1 in 6 people think of suicide. Do you know that suicide is now the 8th leading cause of death in the US? Someone commits suicide every 15 minutes in the US. I believe almost everyone can relate to this in some way or another. I’m sure most of us have known someone who has suffered from depression, commited suicide or has thought about or […]

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Steve Jobs: Life Lessons

  Steve Jobs needs no introduction. He was a visionary leader who changed the world and our everyday lives through technology. When I read that he had passed away, I felt genuinely sad, just as I believe most people had felt. We had lost a legend and the world had lost someone truly remarkable. In his Stanford University speech, I believe he truly summed up all of  life’s lessons in 15 minutes. Now how many people can do that? He touched base […]

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Poverty

Poverty knows no race, no language and is not isolated to one country alone. It is in the most remote of villages and even in the most developed of cities worldwide. Poverty can be barely meeting ends meet, being up to your ear’s in debt and not being able to pay the bills, and it can also be the extreme of not having the basic necessities of life, when I say basic I mean it; food, clean water or safe […]

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