On Muslim Women’s Day, let’s just remember they’re human too.


Thoughts everyone should read before saying all Muslim women are oppressed

Zen Scribbles

So apparently today is the first Muslim Women’s Day ever. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that until I clicked on the trending hashtag on Twitter, and then I was promptly disgusted. There are so many misconceptions, so many views depicting Muslim women as beaten-down creatures that are basically slaves to men, so much sarcasm about how it’s sooooo great to be a Muslim woman on this day.

As a Muslim woman, I have a few things to say. This rant bubbling inside me just won’t die.

I’ve never spoken about my religion on this blog, mainly because I like to keep my religious and political views out of my writing and “public persona”, but here goes nothing.

There was never a time when I wasn’t a Muslim. My parents are devout Muslims, and I grew up in a conservative household. I wore my hijab at the age of 9…

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A beautiful story..worth reading!!

oh, darling soul.

Sunday was a beautiful spring day here.  I opened all of the windows in my house to release some of the stagnant energy and to let the sunshine in.  My two cats were curled up on the sofa in a sunbeam that had entered through the front door.  Everyone that has cats know how they love lazing about in sunbeams!  Odin had been scrapping with a neighbourhood cat and had received a scratch to his nose, so after all of that excitement he had got himself comfy on the sofa for the rest of the afternoon.  Freya lay curled up next to him but she was on alert.  She could hear all of the birds twittering away and it held her interest for quite a while.  I sat for 10 minutes or so just watching these two,and every day I am reminded how they saved my life.

This year it will…

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Another thought provoking read!!

All About Healthy Choices


This post is 1075 words. If you care about your health, I would encourage you to take the time to read it.

The average consumer bases their health treatments ENTIRELY on their family physician’s recommendations. Whether these doctors are medical physicians, chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians or osteopathic physicians their is GOOD REASON to question the wisdom in this accepted practice. First, I truly believe most doctors (in every discipline) perform their services with the BEST INTENTIONS. Unfortunately, doctors (because of busy schedules) rely on research and information provided them. They assume this information is credible and honest and, in turn, follow the protocols established by their guidelines. The consumer then follows their doctor’s instructions believing their knowledge accurately addresses their health needs. The problem with this hierarchy of TRUST includes:

  1. the limited TRANSPARENCY of disclosure

  2. the limited (if not absent)  INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS.

Would you agree that HUMAN GREED

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A good read as always!!

All About Healthy Choices

My two favorite were Superman and Batman. As corny as the shows were, the “good guys” always displayed valor, honor, integrity, compassion and commitment while fighting “EVIL” to protect mankind. Do you remember how their physical presentation added even greater “strength” to the characters they portrayed?

Looking at them from today’s perspective, their costumes rather than their physical realities created the illusion their strength superseded all mortal men. The truth is, they were two men that fit the physical profile, HEALTHY.

As society has undergone its transition from the 1950’s to 2016, we have lost much of the physical charisma our superheroes possessed and replaced it with an unfortunate manifestation of a new reality. Whether it’s cartoon drawings, action play figures or people dressing up as superheroes, our new reality looks like this:


This is the reality 1 out of 3 American’s face today. This number increase to 2 out…

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“In the womb and in early infancy, several risk factors can influence susceptibility to the development of diet-related chronic diseases later in life.” During childhood and adolescence, the adoption of habits such as unhealthy diets and low-levels of exercise, has been shown to increase the risk of developing certain chronic diseases. An unhealthy diet contributes […]


5 thing should be taught in school


Some great food for thought…..

Happy days of life

I use to hate my schooling, I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between class 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now. And pretty much any basic scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube. And the cherry on cake, you have the most unstable market in almost 100 years, technology developing. College degrees that some argue are now worthless, and new industries and technologies being invented practically every six months.
Yet we’re still pushing kids through the same education system their grandparents went through.

It’s cliche at this point to say that the most important things you learn in life you don’t learn in school. I know in my life, the most important things I’ve learned I had to figure out on my own as an adult.
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Filling A Prescription


Wake up everyone!! Medicine is not necessarily your best friend! Read on……

All About Healthy Choices

imagesDoctors will prescribe (according to the 2012 CDC statistics) 2.3 billion DRUGS to their patients over one year. Over 67% of routine office visits will conclude with a prescription. The top three prescriptions are:

  1. Analgesics (pain medication)

  2. Antihyperlipidemic agents (cholesterol medications)

  3. Antidepressants

There are plenty of cases where prescriptions are indicated and necessary, but are the top 3 sellers, improving the health of our population?

(1) Analgesics (pain medications) have received lots of media attention recently. Investigations have revealed this classification of drug has been over prescribed and abused by many patients resulting in serious health complications as well as death.

“From 1999–2002 to 2011–2012, the percentage of opioid analgesic users who used an opioid analgesic stronger than morphine increased from 17.0% to 37.0%” “Opioid analgesic SALES (in kilograms per 10,000) quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, and from 1999 to 2012, opioid-related DEATHS (per 100,000) more than…

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