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Once Upon a Time, There was a King.

I want to tell you a story today. I wrote this a while back. You may have already read it if you are a subscriber on my blog, but I wanted to write this somewhere public so that more people can read it. So... I hope you enjoy it.Once upon a time, there was a King who ruled a peaceful Kingdom. Everyone in his Kingdom were happy with him. People were nice to each other, there was enough food for everyone and hardly ever was there any feud.Since there was nothing to do, he only ate, sat on his Grand Chair or…

Childbirth is Like a Road Trip

As a Doula, I cringed hearing such conversation among pregnant women. No, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against epidural (when necessary), it’s the ‘’how it goes’’ statement that makes me want to scream… STOP RIGHT THERE. You plan for a road trip don’t you, why do you take a wait and see stance with childbirth? We put so much plan on everything else in our lives, our wedding, our honeymoon, our baby’s nursery, our children education, but when it comes to childbirth, many women take a ‘let’s see how it goes stance.’…

Business Opportunities in Malaysia?

DO YOU KNOW? Within this region, Saudi Arabia was Malaysia`s second largest trading partner after UAE in 2018. Bilateral trade between both countries has increased by 57% from USD2.9 billion in 2010 to USD5.4 billion in 2018. Major exports from Malaysia are palm oil, E&E, processed food, furniture, and healthcare products, while imports from Saudi Arabia are mainly chemicals and petroleum products. Ola! As Pathways’ direction now is support women as much as possible, I have the privilege this month to interview the Trade…

A Thrifty Fitness Fix

Want to lose flab but don’t know where to start? Looking for more economic ways to stay fit during the current economic scenario? Or merely experiencing one of those days when you just want to stay at home? Now you can get back in shape within the privacy of your home with just a few taps on your smartphone! No exercising equipment or fad diets required! While searching for an exercise app, I stumbled upon a high rated, free downloadable app on Play Store named ‘Female Fitness - Women Workout’. Not only is this app quite…

Stepping into an ad hoc volunteer leadership roles

In continuation from my last article, “How I found volunteer opportunities in India and while travelling”, I will explore volunteer leadership challenges in this article.  Volunteering is a very fluid role and it doesn’t always have a role description.  Sometimes we pick up where others left off.  Sometimes we are thrust into a leadership role when we are least prepared.  We have to pick it up and run with it.  The challenge with a leadership role in a volunteering context for me was unlike regular work environment, there is…

Why Do Couples Fight?

Finding a true love and starting a relationship is one the most beautiful things can happen to anyone, but unfortunately, the ecstatic period of love and joy lasts shorter and soon the reality sets in. Arguments take the place of romantic conversations and fights become a routine. Fights and arguments are inevitable part of relationship. Dr. John Gottman – marriage and family therapist, after studying 3,000 couples for more than 40 years, concluded that 69% of the marriage conflicts are never resolved. That means most of the…

When Mothers Cry

No matter how strong a mom is, there will be that instance where she will reach the peak of her emotions-and so tears will start falling. Moms are one of the strongest people alive. From the moment she conceives, the morning sicknesses, the labor pains, and the giving birth. The strength required to overcome such things is beyond ordinary. That’s just the start. The sleepless nights, the unpredictable tantrums of kids, the load of household chores, the endless meetings and studies, the nerve-wracking homework of kids…well,…

4 Worst Enemies That Won’t Let You Attain Self-Discipline

“If you wouldn't follow yourself, why should anyone else?” ― John C. Maxwell, The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization You can’t live a happy and contented life without defeating your worst enemies: the enemies that are hampering your growth and dwindling your inner strength. Even if you’re determined to change yourself and to possess better self-discipline, you won’t go anywhere if you have surrendered to one of these enemies. Your mind is always finding excuses to resist any daily…

Creative Visualization – A Tool for Success

Have you ever wondered, how these celebrities have reached to the heights of success, fame and earned enormous amount of money? Yes, positive thinking is one of the ways to achieve your dream. I am sure, you must have heard a lot about power of positive but mastering your own thoughts is a big challenge.   The successful entrepreneurs constantly engage themselves in learning, feeding their souls and minds to continue to grow. The most powerful technique they practice to master their thoughts is, “Visualization”. It is a…