It’s Time to Celebrate Your Inner Weirdo

The other day I was catching up with a good friend, and we found ourselves laughing hysterically about the stress and anxiety she feels daily over her white kitchen cabinets.   That’s right. Her kitchen cabinets.   Why, you may ask, would such an innocuous subject be the source of so much anguish? Doesn’t sheContinue reading “It’s Time to Celebrate Your Inner Weirdo”

4 Steps to overcoming overwhelm in the moment

Isn’t it so awesome when you’re on a roll, on top of your game, everything running smoothly and almost effortlessly flowing toward you? Until, of course, it’s not happening that way… Then all of a sudden you wake up one morning and bam! You’re hit with a tsunami of stress and overwhelm, and can’t imagineContinue reading “4 Steps to overcoming overwhelm in the moment”

Manage your fear with self-care rituals

Is there a certain time of day that you feel anxiety and fear creeping in? For me, it’s the beginning of the day, as soon as I wake up. Thankfully I don’t always wake-up feeling that way, but if there’s something heavy on my mind, or a massive unknown I’m grappling with, it presents itselfContinue reading “Manage your fear with self-care rituals”

What to do when you don’t know what to do

There are times in life when you’re presented with a challenging situation or a difficult decision, and you just don’t know what to do. You find yourself constantly weighing pros and cons and coming up with if/then scenarios, but nothing is speaking to you as the “right” move.   I don’t believe there necessarily isContinue reading “What to do when you don’t know what to do”

The truth about the holidays

How are you feeling about the beginning of the holiday season? Excited? Anxious? Stressed-out? Depressed?   While this is no doubt a celebratory time and an opportunity to gather with loved ones, the truth is, it often evokes heavy feelings of sadness, loneliness, and holiday depression. With all the joy being shoved in your faceContinue reading “The truth about the holidays”

Everything’s going to be ok

Do you realize how much time you spend stressing about what might be, afraid of how things may or may not turn out, even though you actually have no idea how it’s all going to unfold? A lot of mental energy goes into that worrying, yet in the end, it all turns out just fine.Continue reading “Everything’s going to be ok”

You’ll Get Through This: 7 Ways to Nurture Yourself During Tough Times

It’s always amazing to me that when you’re in the midst of something difficult, as badly as you want it to be over, it feels like things will never be different. Your body will always be in pain, your heart will always feel broken and closed, your anxiety defines you and will never transform.  Continue reading “You’ll Get Through This: 7 Ways to Nurture Yourself During Tough Times”

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

This title is extra relevant because I grew up in Egypt. Thank you CR for your witticism.   Yes, I too suffer the consequences of denial. Even with my daily awareness practices of meditation, yoga, prayer, and writing, I still shut the door and put the blinders on to certain feelings. It’s not on purpose,Continue reading “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.”

Go from Crazy to Confident in 5 Minutes

Perhaps your finances are a mess. Maybe your life is in transition and you’re feeling uncertain and scared. Or you’re just yearning to invite more love into your life.   With the speed of life as it is, and all the demands and expectations we place on ourselves, it’s not uncommon to find yourself feelingContinue reading “Go from Crazy to Confident in 5 Minutes”