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Dentistry and dental ailments during the COVID19 days

As the confirmed COVID19 (SARS-Cov-2) positive numbers increase each day and the governments hasten the clampdown further in order to have a rein on this rapid spread, people are confused and bewildered about their dental needs. In this article I will guide you on how to go about your dental needs or ailments amid this crisis. With hospitals and dental offices becoming breeding grounds for the virus, it would be safe to assume that you should visit your dentist only if it is an emergency. As of March 2020, the American…

The Importance of Spiritual Enlightenment

Spirituality means reaching a peak of self-awareness. But when we think about spirituality, a picture of a monk pops up in our minds. We envision him sitting on the Himalayan range, engrossed in profound meditations, completely cut off from the outside world. His sole purpose is to seek inner peace, and he has nothing to do with worldly desires. Such perception makes us believe that attaining spirituality is only restricted to those monks, who are willing to snub all their worldly desires and move to the farthest place to…

STAYING POSITIVE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Ola! It has been 4 weeks the kids are having virtual classes at home, and 2nd week for me teaching virtually, while having them at the same time! This is how we can all stay positive during this pandemic: 1. HOME with the kids. Two is sweet, four run any mom nuts. But, seeing them safe and sound is everything I want now. 2. REST more. Always worked too much, more than my body capabilities. Sometimes I forgot my age. This year, I        I am servicing an academic institution and that is sufficient for the time being. Putting…

WORK FROM HOME (WFH) IN A COVID ENVIRONMENT

In response to the growing COVID19 outbreak,companies are urging employees to work from home to slow down the spread of the virus. All efforts aim to flatten the curve. People are getting used to work remotely from home,without having to be in office.It is a magic spell for increasing productivity and work-life balance. Imagine if corona came 2 decades back,definitely business would have ground to a halt.Now with seamless connectivity ,work simply goes on and i am sure that Work from home (WFH) will be the office of the…

Be

Be the person that I  knew could fly high Be the star which shone brighter in the sky. Be the strength that needed only my prayers to be Be the piller of dignity that everyone would see. Be the path setter for those who lost hope Be the hope and provide the fear to elope. Be the joy for all, like you have always been for me Be the pride that gave assurance of glee. Be the success which helped many on the way Be the love that never left my soul alone at bay. Be the thought that helped me be high all along Be the sense that…

A life is not measured by years lived, but by its usefulness

"If you are not doing something with your life, then it doesn't matter how long you live. If you are doing something with your life, then it doesn't matter how short your life may be. A life is not measured by years lived, but by its usefulness. If you are giving, loving, serving, helping, encouraging, and adding value to others, then you are living a life that counts!" - John C. Maxwell

Mourning the Loss of Phones and Storage Devices

 "Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That's part of what it means to be alive." ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Last September, I dropped my external hard drive! Yes, I dropped it and probably lost everything on it and YES it had most of my life in it or so it seems! Funny thing is that about 15 years ago, most of us might not have heard of external drives or USB drives. Phones were just devices we used to make and receive…

Behind the Keyboard | Musings of a Muddled Mind by Manal

Hello everyone! To everyone reading, I hope you are all doing well and had a lovely weekend in sunny Jeddah! My name is Manal. I am a new member of the Pathways family and I am delighted to have a little corner on this wonderful platform. Before I start posting articles, I thought it would be nice to share a little bit about me, the girl behind the keyboard. Or rather, the woman behind the keyboard. I am a 25-year old who refuses to believe that she is in fact, technically, a grown up. Anyways...before I digress any…

10 Environment Friendly Ways To Look After Yourself And Your Home Using Baking Soda

If you don’t like using too many chemicals while cleaning, these tricks with baking soda can revolutionize your domestic chores. These days big boxes of baking soda have been making more of a regular appearance on supermarkets across Jeddah. Hurrah my inner green-clean voice rejoices! With small children around, using alternatives to harsh chemicals has become important in our household. But how exactly can we make use of such a simple agent? Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, has many uses besides baking.…

Tips on how to present yourself as an expert problem solver

The answer is simple, your competition presented themselves  as an expert problem solver. Now,  you are super eager to know all about how to position yourself as a solution provider, right? Well, it’s not really rocket science…. Just go back in time and record all the times you have solved problems for you colleagues, manager, customers and project? Remember the time you put a resource checklist for the newcomers? How many employees did it help?  How much time did it save? Remember the time you put an excel sheet together…