personal stories

All Things weight-loss: How I lost 25 pounds

If you've been following this blog since its inception, you'd know that I was previously overweight and tried various "I don't know what I was thinking then" methods such as dieting myself into hypoglycaemia and an unhealthy exercise regimen which resulted in me gaining more weight. All in all, those failed experiences taught me how… Continue reading All Things weight-loss: How I lost 25 pounds

coffee conversations

Coffee with Ameena #17

If we were having coffee, I'd sip on my cup of black coffee while looking at you with judging eyes for adding milk and sugar to your coffee, because, I mean, If the coffee isn't black is that coffee? I'd start the conversation by asking you this question: If a reputable university offers you 1… Continue reading Coffee with Ameena #17

personal stories

What I learnt in my 3 months of paediatric posting

I just completed my three months rotation in pediatrics department, and, as a farewell gift, a little girl decided to pee on my "Friday wear" as I was rounding up. No worries, I am in a different set of clothe as I type this. So far, I have been bled on, peed on, vomited on,… Continue reading What I learnt in my 3 months of paediatric posting

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation: New week, New beginnings

I don't know if you have ever woken up and the first thing you thought of was- oh crap, I have work today again. And for a few minutes, you moan on the bed, toss and turn, curse the fact that you have to get off the comfort of your blanket and go to work,… Continue reading Monday Motivation: New week, New beginnings

Monday Motivation

Motivation Monday: Teachable moments

Are you the kind of person to correct someone when they make a mistake or are you the kind to say, "oh well, they are on their own", and you allow them to continue with their mistakes. For this week's Motivation, I wanted to talk about "teachable moments". Let's say you go to a restaurant… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Teachable moments

personal stories

Lies we were fed as kids

In the words of the Singer, Tamar Braxton, "Lies you tell!". Today, we will be taking a trip down memory lane and discussing some of the lies we were spoon fed as kids; lies our parents and neighbors made us believe were real, and lies we probably will pass down to our children as well.… Continue reading Lies we were fed as kids

Monday Motivation

Monday motivation: Little acts of kindness

I was on call yesterday, in the emergency pediatric unit, surrounded by patients with convulsions because for some reason, it is febrile convulsion season in pediatrics, and I was thinking how, these children (not literally, but the load of the work) were going to kill me, when a familiar face walked in. She greeted me… Continue reading Monday motivation: Little acts of kindness