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The older, the grumpier?

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A couple of days ago, my friend and I were discussing growing up and how we change with time. As we were having coffee, we discussed how our relationships with our friends changed with time. I have noticed that in my early twenties I have always went with my friends descisions. I have always did what they wanted me to do. Regardless of what I have felt. Now it is a whole different story. I am more comfortable with myself. I keep listening to what my heart and brain tell me. If I feel stressed or tired I would not do any favors or anything for anyone. Just to make sure that I don’t feel worse. Sue me for taking care of myself 😉 The older we get, the more assertive we become. That is what we have concluded from our lengthy discussion. Do you agree?

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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Inspiration, Life, Spirituality, Travel

 

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Writing a diary is HEALTHY!

Today at work, my colleagues and I had a very interesting discussion about writing diaries. One of my colleagues stated that it was healthy to write down your emotions for various reasons. Hours later, I decided to google some information on diaries, and I can gladly confirm that YES it is healthy to own/ write a diary.

Apparently, writing your feelings down releases some sort of stress and tension from your brain. As a consequence, most diseases that comes from bottling up your emotions, like depression disappears. Writing assists with regulating emotions unintentionally.

My advice of the day is keep writing! and for those who don’t write, START writing. Life is too short to be depressed 😉

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Books, Inspiration, Life, Spirituality

 

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The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

Gibran is one of those poets that I have heard of A LOT. I am embarrassed to say that I knew absolutely nothing about him except that he was originally from Lebanon. I have always thought that people where exaggerating when describing Gibran’s writings. That is probably why I was discouraged to read anything by him.

After years of ignorance, I have finally read The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. Now, I comprehend why people admire this poet.

Even though I am not a fan of reading poetry, I utterly fell in love with “The prophet”. Reading this book was like getting notes on how to live and appreciate life. Gibran dabbled on various daily life issues, such as love, work, joy and sorry, etc. His writing was incredibly unique. To me, it felt like Gibran possessed a magical pen. So whenever Gibran wrote something, it was like the ink was dripping talent and originality.

I find it extremely difficult to summarize this book.  Let me just say this, the book is timeless, and the poet is/was a genius!

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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Books, Inspiration, Life, Spirituality

 

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Quote of the day!

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi

Basically, the message of the day is DO NOT QUIT. Only you can hold yourself back from achieving whatever you plan to achieve. It has been a while since l last posted something. I thought of sharing one of my favourite quotes with you 🙂

Ps. I apologize for not posting book reviews as I have been busy with studying Italian language, however, I am currently reading an interesting book. Can’t wait to share my thoughts with you 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Inspiration, Life, Spirituality

 

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Few months ago, a friend of mine suggested that I should read Life of PI. Looking at the cover of the book, I felt discouraged.

This book is a fantasy adventure novel, written by Yann Martel, a Canadian author. It started off slowly. Since I had no idea what was the book about, I was distracted a couple of times, up to the point where the author introduced religions to the lead character “Pi”. I loved how the author tackled religions’ issues in a respectable manner. I thought the book was going to revolve around Pi and his beliefs in the three religions (Hindu, Christianity, and Islam) but it was not.

The most interesting part of the book was the adventure part, where Pi gets stuck with the animals. Martel successfully managed to grab my attention as he describes Pi’s struggle to survive.

At times, it felt as if the author was stretching the storyline when it could have been short yet dazzling.

As a positive person, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Life of Pi. I admire Martel for using faith as a source of survival.

Can’t wait to see the movie!

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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Books, Inspiration, Movie, Spirituality

 

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Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves!

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves” ~ Italian Proverb

Love it. It speaks loudly to our current situation in Kuwait.  Since politics is nothing but a headache, I will not go politics on you.

This proverb is applicable to our daily lives. Everyone has issues and problems to deal with, however, most people prefer to complain and nag instead of take action. Taking advantage of whatever situation you are facing could make you stronger as an individual. That individual could inspire you to develop yourself to an extent where you see the positive sides in every situation.

No matter how dark your days can be, always remember that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Let your burning house be your bonfire 😉

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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in Inspiration, Life, Spirituality

 

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The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto

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“The Hidden Messages in Water” sounded like a boring title to me. If it wasn’t for a friend of mine, I wouldn’t have even considered holding the book let alone read it but I’m glad I did.

Dr. Emoto effortlessly managed to convince me with visuals and simple words on how water is easily affected by human words, emotions, thoughts, music,,,, and well basically EVERYTHING. This book is filled with stunning illustrations of crystals (frozen water) taken from various locations, exposed to different environment, and different music. The results showed that (frozen water) crystals shine in a clean, positive environment and since we are made of about 70% water, we somehow react like water.

“Water has a message for the world: The world is linked together by love and gratitude.”- Dr. Masaru Emoto

The Hidden Messages in Water is an eye opener. It takes you to a new unexplored world of secrets. I highly recommend you this book.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Books, Spirituality

 

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