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TURN YOUR STRESS INTO YOUR STRENGTH

Stress is hard to define because you cannot have discreet symptoms associated with it. Everyone feels stress differently, and definitely, everyone responds to it differently. Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges (stressors), your body produces physical and mental responses. That's stress. It is experienced when we feel under pressure or threatened. It usually happens when we are in a…

Self-Awareness – An Essential Skill to Reach the Pinnacle of Success

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of all? What do you see when you see in the mirror? The obvious answer is that when we look in the mirror, the person standing in front of us, looking back at us, is no other than our own self. When we look in the mirror, we may see pimples, unruly hair, or some unwanted wrinkles. When we look in the mirror, we instantly become aware of our physical state, but we are more than just flesh and bones. Everyone can see their reflection in the mirror, but can you see your true self?…

The Personal Development Trap

People have always sought to improve the quality of their lives especially when basic needs, such as food, shelter, and safety, were met. One might even argue that even when these needs aren’t met, we still seek to improve our skills in order to have better access to food or move to a safer and more stable environment. It can be argued that development is just one way of self-preservation and evolution of life. Yet, can this need development go too far? Can it do more harm than good? The short answer to…

Why you should Play Sudoku

So, Sudoku day falls on September 9th. If they chose a day for it, then it must be something special, right? I recently found out it was not considered a game, but a puzzle and this was a mind bender. I first played Soduko back in 2004 and immediately loved it. They say you either love it or you hate it, but i argue you can form a liking to it just like coffee. I will be giving you in this article 7 reasons why you should give it a try and avoid quitting immediately if you don't develop a feel for it: It strengthens your…

What a Sizeable Library Can Do

As a student of sociology, I find research very engaging. I remember while doing my bachelor degree and completing my course on classes in society, we had come across a study that evaluated class based on the existence of a library in the home. Apparently, homes with libraries were correlated with children who grew up to be a part of the higher class in society. The reasoning was this: if a home had a library, then you would most likely find the parents to be educated and already belonging to a higher class in society which…

Overcomer| Rising Above the Blues

This article first appeared in http://community.pathwaysjeddah.com/overcomer-rising-above-the-blues/ It has been a year since my husband and I recovered from COVID-19. Recovery after being positive with the virus came in many stages and areas; from physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, intellectual, and so on. If you have emotional anxiety, I suggest you skip this article. If you need encouragement and inspiration, you may proceed. The Blues When I found out last year that my husband tested positive, I had to pull…

That Day

Amid the scorching summer heat, Confused, at my decision, with you I meet Breathing heavily as I knocked at your door There was nothing that I desired more As I had questioned, If I was really sure. Sternly it whispered, hold on as before. There was no memory that I ever lost The day brought the moments most. 'What is yours can not be taken What was taken was never yours.' I have held on to your every will, never gave up, in me you remain instil.

Keep in Touch

= This day the sun shone so bright This day I overcame my restless nights. This day I rested after my soul's fight. This day I reached there with all my might. That night my whole life I saw in contrast That night was like no other from the past That night my tears gushed like the broken tide, That night I again felt the agony that I always hide. For better or for worst For the emotions that I never lost For my heart that found peace. For the touch that is to keep... Hold on, just keep in touch.

Al Baha- A hidden Gem to explore this season

Visiting Taif has been mundane for most of the jeddawis to get themselves cooled and it is a summer retreat for most of us.This summer we planned to explore AlBaha.A two-day trip to Al Baha was exhilarating, something different I experienced comparing to the mundane Taif trips. AL-Baha is a 4 Hour journey from Jeddah. And on the way you have the option to stopover in Taif as well. Starting our journey from Jeddah, we hit the road early in the morning to get a head start on the day.Saudi Arabia…

Health and the mass media

For those of you, who are unaware, medical journalism is a way to share the many medical research projects conducted around the world. It started as a way to share the ‘researcher’s’ experiences. Medical journalism makes sure research is not repeated many times and also makes sure, it is conducted in an efficient way. Furthermore, it is a very important platform to increase the awareness of research in the medical community. The mass media (like the television, newspapers, magazines, radio etc.), have an enormous reach in…