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

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

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

coffee conversations

Coffee with Ameena #7

If we were having coffee, I will immediately gulp down my entire mug of black coffee. That accomplished, I will give you an extra tight hug for offering me a much needed break this week with this coffee date. If we were having coffee, I will tell you that I was remembering the lies we… Continue reading Coffee with Ameena #7

coffee conversations

Coffee with Ameena: The marriage list

If we were having coffee, I'd apologise for having only caffeinated black coffee at the table. I am one of those coffee snobs who judge people that drink full cream coffee or decaffeinated coffee; please don't judge me for judging you. As we sip our coffee and exchange pleasantries, I wouldn't bore you about my… Continue reading Coffee with Ameena: The marriage list

coffee conversations

Coffee converstaions with Ameena #2

If we were having coffee, I will tell you all about living with my grandma's cats for the past two weeks. How they have become a sort of exposure therapy to me, for my animal phobia. I will tell you how they are a "neighborhood wonder" because they've lived for four years on these streets… Continue reading Coffee converstaions with Ameena #2