Being ME Coffee therapy Ramadan Prep
It’s been over a week since the Ramadan Coffee therapy session at Showtime Bistro.
I promised to put up the handouts on the blog..I meant to put it up in a couple of days but was unable to because I’m trying to finish products for the Being ME bazaar. I;m selling some Ramadan Decor and Eid Gift items for my Mabrook Moments business Insha’Allah.
The event went well Alhamdulillah. Unfortunately the day before the Ramadan talk, I had a super busy day.
My parents and us siblings hosted a Sip n’ See for our brother and sister-in-law’s first child. Here are some pictures. Please keep baby Eesa and his parents in your duas.
The day of the Sip n’ See, I was on zero sleep. I wanted at least two hours but when my Fajr alarm went off I realized that I was just lying in bed fully awake. I managed to function semi-normally but on a social level I wasn’t great company. My blood-shot eyes and delayed responses probably scared the guests.
Sip n See for our nephew
Oh well,at least the tea-sandwiches turned out..that’s all that matters right?
So back to my story.. on the drive to Showtime Bistro I was going over my talk with Shaheen and Fareheen (both of them are super eloquent public speakers by the way), I kept messing up and forgetting my points. I started freaking myself out. I mentally listed all the reasons why I was going to fail (yes I know not the smartest move).
I was a wee bit nervous (read freaking out and contemplating jumping out of a moving car so I wouldn’t have to talk) because the exhaustion from the day before left me like an unprepared zombie with a hangover. (more…)
“Everything you need to know about how to live life, you can learn from a flight attendant”.
air hostess (image from makeupandbeauty.com)
I waited for him to say more but it seemed like his statement was complete. With a raised eyebrow, I slowly nodded and tried to smile politely as I mentally put the Naturopath sitting across from me in the ‘quack box’. The quack box is a place in my mind where I put people who have crazy ideas, like the aunty’s who tell you to stare at white people through out pregnancy if you want fair skinned children.
Why did it take me 5 months to get an appointment with this guy? He spoke very slowly and simply; I couldn’t help but think either he was slow or he thought I was slow. Initially I had a hard time telling if he was simply pausing or finished talking; I had cut him off at least four times in the past two minutes!
He was the complete opposite of me, I talk fast, use my hands to sign out half the conversation and make a lot of sudden gestures. He speaks, moves, blinks and breathes slowly.
But he thinks really fast.
Within ten minutes of our session he described me to the T. It was frightening and comforting all at once. I quickly removed him from the Quack box and leaned in to hear what he had to say. (more…)
Allhumdullillah my book Ramadan Ready is available on Kindle for Amazon!!!
Last year I had THE BEST RAMADAN OF MY LIFE- I had the energy and motivation to attain my spiritual goals (unfortunately that never used to happen before)! Through the Grace of Allah SWT it was largely due to the fact that I had re-vamped my eating habits.
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is actually true! I was fresh, healthy and full of energy.
Perhaps you’ve already had the Optimal Ramadan Experience- last year was the first time for me. I felt like I had discovered ‘the secret’! (more…)
The Ultimate Smoothie recipe
About a year ago I lost a significant amount of weight- I wasn’t trying to lose weight so that’s why I don’t know how much I lost exactly…but its around 20-25 lbs at least!
The funny thing is I can never lose weight when I try!
It all began with this YouTube video: