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Ready for Your New Year’s Resolutions?

New Year’s Eve is a few weeks away. A time that is followed by broken resolutions and disappointments.  Interestingly, we make these resolutions while deep inside we know we have no intention of fully committing to them. The last time I made new year’s resolutions, I broke them all around 15 minutes into the new year. True story.    This doesn’t mean that resolutions are automatically bound to fail, it just suggests that our goals or the way we go about executing them is not suitable for us.  If you feel you absolutely must…

The only New Year resolution….

Here we are.. to the end of 2017. Yes, that's another year gone by, but it's also another opportunity to reset and establish new ways to find motivation, inspiration, and your creative spirit. New Year's resolutions, like every year, are daunting. Let this year’s resolution be just one thing: Be More Creative.. There are lots of reasons - good reasons - to increase your creative skills. And it doesn't matter where you are on the  creativity scale. Just a small improvement in your creative ability will have a big impact on…

10 Ways to Teach Your Children About Their Culture

This post is part 2 of the Raising Children in Saudi Arabia series.   No doubt, it takes a village to raise a child. But what if you are an expat and you are your child's only example of your culture? How then will you help them learn about life from your home country?   The responsibility all lies on our shoulders and it is not easy. As a second generation expat, I try hard in ensuring that my kids know their culture. I want them to be confident and proud of who they are. I want them to be little ambassadors taking their…

The Truth About Detox Diets

Now-a-days, everyone is talking about detox diets and believe that they can eliminate toxins from the body, help in weight loss and various health problems. Do detox diets really do this? What does the scientific research say about it? In this article I will talk about detox diets and explain the truth about them. Detox diets or detoxification processes are "short-term interventions designed to eliminate toxin from the body, promote health and assist with weight loss". The period of the diet ranges from fasting, to strict…

Les pronoms personnels PART 1

Les Pronoms Personnels                                                                                                               PART 1 "Même quand il pleut, tu es mon soleil et tu me rends heureux. Oh oui ! Pour moi tu es l’amour de ma vie"                                                                                                   Translation in English  " even when it rains, you are my sun and you make me happy,                                                Oh yes! for me, you are the love of my life"…

Why drive your life?

Welcome to my corner and the first contribution for my monthly column. I am both honored and delighted. Why drive your life? As a life coach, I work with people to help them achieve their goals and create the life that they want. I don’t do the work for you because only you can drive your life towards your goal, but I’ll be there in the passenger seat, cheering you on and making sure you are going in the direction that leads to your end goal. Since this is my first post, I thought it would be best to start with setting my…

Malls or Business Boosting Opportunities??

            As tempting as malls are for shopaholics, foodies and those looking for a quick sugar/caffeine rush, these places have recently started providing a stable platform for small-scale homebased businesses.             Did you know that a number of malls around Jeddah have been hosting bazaars for women looking to setup or boost their homebased businesses? Serafi Mega Mall, Flamingo Park and N2 Mall (accessible only via gate no.3) have been hosting such bazaars almost every weekend apart from the occasional ones being…

Les lettres muettes- Silent letters in French

Les lettres muettes  Silent Letters in French Lesson: Silent Letters in French Time: 10 minutes Level: Beginners  Vowels  in French can be represented by several different letter combinations and many letters are actually not pronounced ( silent). Today's lesson will tackle the most common silent letters in French. Let's get started! final -e in most words is not pronounced Word in French  Meaning in English Algerienne Algerian verte green forte strong lorsque when Listen to the audio below Yet, final 'e' is pronounced in  …