Dear Broken Wings, Assalaamu Alaikum. Peace be upon you. Yes, Peace with a capital ‘P’. I know you can’t even begin to fathom how that word will return to your world but return it will, insha’Allah. One day, you will begin to see it for yourself. I will say, “I told you so.” Be strong.Continue reading “A Letter to my Former Self”
Zen starts with positivity
Honest advice to parents who think they are always right.
How fortuitous that I should stumble across this new word! Since I started my blog, I have had feedback from those women I know, and those I don’t, telling me how my story resonates with their own either wholly or tangentially. What they also say is they have found comfort from knowing they are notContinue reading “Meliorism – noun. A belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment”
SubhanAllah. All great things start with a budding thought; a seed that needs to be planted, germinate and allowed to grow. Whilst we may take credit for an idea in the first place, I would argue that we need to go back even further and ask who inspired us to think that thought at all?Continue reading “I am therefore I think”
In the time I have taken to slowly rebuild my life after divorce, I can confidently say that I have always kept my children and their emotions well within my radar. I believe mothers have been blessed with an innate ability to go into a kind of defence mode and protect their young. It isContinue reading “What will the Children Say?”
When I first set out as a blogger, I promised myself to post a blog once a week, usually on a Sunday when things are a little calm. Last Sunday, I reluctantly had to defer a new post but it wasn’t without good reason. A significant change has recently occurred in my life which IContinue reading “When The Scales Finally Balance Out”
Kintsugi is an art and a philosoply. Through its wisdom, we are taught that broken things can be mended to be even more beautiful and stronger than before.
Making the best out of a bad situation
One of the things that I have had to admit to myself in recent years, is that I had often mistakenly handed over the responsibility for my happiness to another human being, namely my other half. BIG mistake. Today, I have that wonderful thing called ‘hindsight’ which allows me to answer some stark questions whichContinue reading “The Autopsy on my Marriage”