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Ambreen Nadeem keeps Inspiring others to search and find their “greatness”.

Pathways is taking time every month to interview women that Inspire others to search and find their "greatness". Ambreen is one of those women. Ambreen goes by the name 'psychology talks' in her monthly column at Pathways.  This mother of three hails from Pakistan but has been living in the Kingdom for the past eight years.  The earlier part of her Saudi days was lived in Riyadh. She is a Jeddawi for the past two years.  Armed with a Master’s degree in Psychology, certification in various languages like Spanish and French…

Shake off the summer bliss with these staycation suggestions in Jeddah

Who doesn’t love a world-class holiday without a plane ticket? The words stressed and frazzled will disappear from your vocabulary after taking a Staycation. Just you can’t leave Jeddah doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful gateway or even a long vacation. With new luxury hotels, numerous museums and an array of leisure options across Jeddah, a staycation is the ideal solution for a weekend away. From all-out luxury in a palatial resort to endless pristine beaches and oasis of relaxations, there’s an endless list of things…

The Young Woman Behind Pathways’ Website :)

Do you ever wonder about other women's lives?  Like actual real day-to-day, hard working women?  So often I meet one and think wow, she looks so great, works so hard and seems to get so much done!  I wonder what she is doing to keep it all together like that.  Or hear about someone and think wow, I wonder what she is doing so well, and how can she do all she does… without collapsing.  We admire them and often have them as mentors. With that in mind, Pathways will be interviewing women and posting their interviews here in our…

Every Picture Tells a Story

I love doodling or lettering the lessons I've learned. Doodle with Gil #2: Picture reminds me of the different photos people post on social media. We should not feel bad, neither should we envy great photos because there is always a story behind a good one.These processed photos have great results, but they also came with much effort...good and hard-work, for most. The problem we have nowadays is that we browse endlessly and get to see people's "high" moments, their great ones...then we look at ourselves and feel so…

An Expat and a Jeddawi: An Interview With Nailah

Do you ever wonder about other women’s lives? Like actual real day-to-day, hard working women? So often I meet one and think wow, she looks so great, works so hard and seems to get so much done! I wonder what she is doing to keep it all together like that. Or hear about someone and think wow, I wonder what she is doing so well, and how can she do all she does… without collapsing. We admire them and often have them as mentors. With that in mind, Pathways will be interviewing women and posting their interviews here in our…

Think Twice

This was supposed to be a speech for this year’s graduates or for students going back to their home countries.  I realized however, that this piece is also perfect for every college student, for every student. THINK TWICE When I was in your place 18 years ago, I was so excited. I was seated there, but my mind was already flying in the Philippines. In my mind, I was mentally listing down all the things I wanted to do once I set my shoes on my home country’s asphalt grounds. The thought that I’d be so free! Yey! My mom and dad…

The Woman in the Balcony

Standing in the balcony, there she stood looking as far as she could. I was stuck in traffic when I saw this old lady in the second floor of her house. She was running her weakly wrinkled fingers just below her jaw, gently brushing her fingertips down her neck while in deep thoughts. She seemed so sad. Her eyes looked worried, questioning some things, and yet calm at the same time. Maybe she’s thinking of her kids, I thought, as I hurriedly took my small red notebook to record as many details as I could about her. I looked…

Helping You To Help Yourself: An Interview With Kim Lyon

Do you ever wonder about other women’s lives? Like actual real day-to-day, hard working women? So often I meet one and think wow, she looks so great, works so hard and seems to get so much done! I wonder what she is doing to keep it all together like that. Or hear about someone and think wow, I wonder what she is doing so well, and how can she do all she does… without collapsing. We admire them and often have them as mentors. With that in mind, Pathways will be interviewing women and posting their interviews here in…