Life Lessons

A Purposeful Life~ Lessons Learnt

There’s nothing more powerful than the death of a loved one to get you to wake up and question the meaning of life. A life with purpose is after all, the sure way to set and crush ones goals.

It was the death of my mother almost nine years ago that had me question what my purpose in life is. A tragedy often throws one towards spirituality and I was no different. I enrolled myself into Quran studies, being Muslim I knew that my faith talks a lot about life and the transient nature of it. It talks of action rather than going through life heedlessly and hoping for the best later. Because there is a later, it’s called the After Life. Continue reading “A Purposeful Life~ Lessons Learnt”

Speaking To Middle Schoolers About Healthy Eating

Career Day 2018

Last week I spoke to the youth at my middle schooler’s career day. It was not easy preparing a presentation that would engage a room full of teenagers. Health and wellness is the last thing on their minds and anyone who comes in and tells them to take it seriously is not going to be a friend. Despite the fact that these were great kids from good families, I did have a couple of snarky comments fly about and it wasn’t until I shared my story that I got their full attention and some good questions!

The very next day, the elementary school my younger one goes to was hosting their very own career day which I figured would be a cake walk after the one with the eight graders! I may have been a tad over confident because as tech savvy as I thought I was, my presentation for the little ones didn’t work! I winged it of course, and survived to tell the story but here are a few lessons I learnt from speaking to the young: Continue reading “Career Day 2018”

What is a Health Coach?

So, with all my posts on Instagram, Facebook and even around here, you may no doubt be wondering….

what exactly is a Health coach?

Well, I thought it was time to define it for you and give you some insight into my chosen profession.

If I were to define it in a few words,  a health coach is a life coach but with a nutritional bend.

According to The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, my alma mater, “ A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients’ needs.” Continue reading “What is a Health Coach?”

How To Pack A Healthy and Wholesome Lunch like a Pro!

Greetings Friends!

How has your summer been? Busy? Mine sure has been. We kicked off the break by getting our spiritual high since Ramadan fell right at the start of summer this year. Then there was travel and spending time with family. We made a trip to Pakistan again this year. It was a lot of fun as always and it was tough for me to return home. I am always so sad to leave loved ones!

We are back home winding down summer and gearing up for the school year ahead! Whether you start the school year late August or early September, this post here is to help you pack lunch like an expert!

How prepared are you to send the kids off with healthy, nutritious lunch? If your answer is “NOT SO MUCH” don’t fret, I’ve got your back! Continue reading “How To Pack A Healthy and Wholesome Lunch like a Pro!”

Towards A healthier Ramadan- An interview with Yasmin Essa of Wellness With Yasmin

If you’ve been around my blog and social media you more than likely know that I recently enrolled in nutrition school. Yay!! A big step for me. It was something I had been contemplating for a while but I just couldn’t bring myself to commit to it. I guess I was waiting for that one last push, a sign that I was taking a step in the right direction. And then I came across Yasmin Essa’s interview on The Productive Muslim podcast. I knew it was a sign from God because she mentioned her alma mater as being the very school I was looking into! She seemed focused, humble and spiritually driven. Her desire to genuinely help people over come the global health epidemic was clear. I was sold! Continue reading “Towards A healthier Ramadan- An interview with Yasmin Essa of Wellness With Yasmin”

Yvonne Maffei

Towards A Healthier Ramadan ~ An Interview With Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen

With Ramadan right around the corner and my commitment to eating healthier this year,  I thought it would be fun to take a peak and see how some of my favorite personalities in the blogosphere stay energized and fit during this month and learn their tips and tricks. This week we have Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen! Continue reading “Towards A Healthier Ramadan ~ An Interview With Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen”

towards a healthier Ramadan

Towards A Healthier Ramadan

Ramadan is barely a month away and I am panicking. I have full plans of eating healthier this Ramadan and it really helped to demonstrate some healthier recipes to reenforce my resolve this past weekend. My dear friend Sameera hosted a talk and cooking demonstration in honor of the fast approaching month and I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of ladies on using this month as a means to jumpstart our road to a healthier lifestyle. After the talk we had fun making a couple of recipes. I offered these as alternatives to old, unhealthy favorites. Like Watermelon Juice in place of Rooh Afza and Granola Bites for sahoor.

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The six things I did to Get Healthy

The Seven Things I Did To Get My Health Back And So Can You

If you have been around my website, you have more than likely read up on my journey to health. Hashimoto’s, H.Pylori, Vitamin D deficiency, I had it all. Read more about my story here . Friends have asked me in the past to write about the steps I took to get my health back.  Here goes!

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Simple Green Smoothies

Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner~ Book Review

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally get my hands on this book! When I first started eating healthy I remember drinking one green smoothie or juice a day. Along with the other lifestyle changes I made I have no doubt that this manner of eating or rather drinking my fruits and vegetables aided in my recovery.

I first came across The Simple Green Smoothies duo, Jen and Jadah while listening to a podcast featuring their fascinating story. Intrigued, I started following them on  Instagram. When I learnt that they had a book out, I knew I had to have it. Continue reading “Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner~ Book Review”

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Eating Out

I would be lying to you if I told you we didn’t eat out at all. Maybe not as much as we used to before, but eating out is still very much part of our weekend ritual.  Every Friday night or Saturday we allow ourselves one meal out. Okay sometimes two, but as we evolve into healthier versions of ourselves we avoid fast food, choose healthy eateries and even if we end up going to  chain restaurants, we consciously pick out the healthier entrees on the menu.

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