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Travel Security For Women While Travelling

Top 9 safety tips for solo travellers By Vidhya Raghavan I have been travelling solo for more than 10 years now.  I have now lived and worked in 4 different countries and travelled across 9 different countries.  I think it takes a different kind of guts and courage to go travelling solo as a female.  You are pushed to develop a whole set of amazing life-skills:  becoming highly resourceful, adaptability, accommodation to different cultures, emotional resilience, handling your own company, problem solving, getting along with…

Take Back Control!

It can be hard to listen to positive talks when you are being emotionally manipulated.  Most times, people who are emotionally manipulated do not even realize that they are being abused. Fortunately, nowadays, the internet is filled with stories of brave people who have decided to share their stories they had with their manipulative life partners, friends, relatives or family members. It is a real eye-opener and it can save many people because living with such people can be very toxic, and if one does not learn how not to…

Hormone health: Premenstrual Depression

The chances are that you or someone who know is affected to some degree of PMS. For some women, these hormonal changes can wreak havoc on their well-being, impacting their personal and professional lives and making them feel that they are a different person for at least a week out of every month.

Beating The Blues

It gets easy to lose oneself when lonely. Solitude often gradually transitions into depression and anxiety. Our souls naturally yearn for human interaction and support. When feeling down or blue, socializing can work like magic, replenishing, refreshing, renewing and fulfilling.

Unleash Your Hidden Potentials

The human brain possesses the most extraordinary powers. It controls all the internal functions of the body while at the same time, managing thought processes, learning new things emotionally, spiritually and doing much more.  Most of the time, our brain is working continuously day in day out, yet we have not realized our potentials to the fullest. Our brain has a very vast and unexplained scope of power. Our thoughts have the ability to alter reality. Although many dismiss the idea of these extraordinary powers because they…

Overcoming Depression with having Resilience

Depression isn’t an easy battle to fight.  And, chances are you either know someone who is or has suffered from depression or you are or have suffered yourself. The World Health Organization writes, “Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected.  Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life.  Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition.  It…

Let’s Learn Arabic 1.6

Sad Phrases to use in Arabic (Feminine) Arabic Arabic English متضايقة Mut’dayega Upset تتعور Tit’awwar To hurt وحيدة Waheeda Lonely زعلانة Za’laana Upset تبكي Tabki To cry غير متحمسة Ghayr Mut’hamissa Discouraged محبطة Muhbata Disappointed موجوعة Mawjoo’aa In pain سلبية Silbiyya Negative فاشلة Fashila Failure

Beating the Baby Blues

I just had my baby and I am supposed to be happy and excited- but I am not. I am gloomy and not really sure why I am so sad and angry all the time.  It is estimated that approximately 60-80% of new mothers experience some form of “baby blues” which come out of the blue after birth and make them miserable. Baby blues are a result of too many things happening at once, physically recovering from birth, hormones(estrogen and progesterone drop after birth), lack of sleep and the pressure of taking care of a tiny and demanding…

My Journey As A Mother With A Special Needs Child

I am a veteran expat, I have lived and worked in the UK, Arctic Canada, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. For the past five years, my home has been Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I have a BA Joint Honors in English Literature and Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, from Sanford, UK, and a MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville, Canada. In my professional life, I wear a few hats and in my personal life am busy with two little boys.…

Let’s Learn Arabic 1.5

You can use the following words in a variety of shopping situations bikam? (How much?) haadhaa ghaalii. (That is expensive.) haadhaa thaman jayyid. (That is a good price.) uriid haadhaa. (I want this (one).) uriid an ashtarii . . . (I want to buy . . .) uriid an adfa’ bishiik. (I want to pay by check.) hal yumkinnii an ashtarii . . . hunaa? (May I buy . . . here?) hal anta tabii’ . . . ? (Do you sell . . . ?) uriid shay’an arkhaS, min faDlik. (I want something less expensive, please.) ufaDDil haadhaa. (I prefer this .)…