Self

InspirationalNovember 1, 2017

4 Lessons From Steve Jobs

Alia Nasser (Instagram: @3alya.nf)

Alia is an avid reader, a passionate dreamer, a travel enthusiast, and kind of a lazy writer; this is basically her life in one sentence. She loves writing and it all started with her and a pink journal at 6 years old. Alia has been a constant reader from a very young age as well. She loves telling stories, mostly through writing, but also through pictures as well. Through her writing, she wants to inspire people to be more, to do more. Alia wants to give hope and motivation to people. Everyone deserves to know that their dreams can come true.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesFour great lessons from one of the most inspiring people of our time: Steve Jobs! May these inspirational

PsychologyOctober 23, 2017

The Self: The Human Mind’s Greatest Act of Creation

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe writer explores the mesmerizing development and manifestation of the self. The self is the human mind’s greatest

InspirationalOctober 10, 2017

3 Lessons from Thomas Edison

Alia Nasser (Instagram: @3alya.nf)

Alia is an avid reader, a passionate dreamer, a travel enthusiast, and kind of a lazy writer; this is basically her life in one sentence. She loves writing and it all started with her and a pink journal at 6 years old. Alia has been a constant reader from a very young age as well. She loves telling stories, mostly through writing, but also through pictures as well. Through her writing, she wants to inspire people to be more, to do more. Alia wants to give hope and motivation to people. Everyone deserves to know that their dreams can come true.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThree lessons from the life and words of Thomas Edison that will give you a mini inspirational boost.

PsychologyAugust 24, 2017

Anxiety; The Modern Epidemic

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

An inquisitive soul, Mariam has always been fascinated by human beings. With a Bachelor degree in International studies with a specialization in International Affairs, she learned that for there to be order in the world humans need to be reminded of their humanity. In her column “Back to Humanity” Mariam sheds a light on topics she believes we all need to reflect on every once in a while.
Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAnxiety is a serious problem that many of us have but don’t realize. Find out how to spot

PsychologyAugust 23, 2017

A Closer Look At Mental Illnesses

Hessa AlEassa (@Hessa_AlEassa)

Hessa Al Eassa writes to inspire, shift perspectives and make individuals aware of themselves and their potentials. With her creative pieces, she aims to reach the hearts and minds of her readers for them to have a better life. She is highly interested in topics such as psychology, self-help, and wellbeing. She is a dreamer, an optimist and she finds beauty in the little details of life.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesIs there any close person to you who has been diagnosed with a mental illness? Have you ever

Self ReflectionJuly 31, 2017

It’s All About FAN LUV!

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Column: A Moment of Contemplation
Shurooq, an Emarati from Dubai, has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since she shifted career from Science to humanitarian where she found joy. Her interests include traveling and foreign films. Shurooq’s column is influenced by those distinctive moments that give a deeper perspective on life.
Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesLooking into society’s fan syndrome and redirecting the emotions and efforts towards oneself. Some phenomenon, although commonly widespread, do not grab our attention unless we pause and look at them closely. I have been following Khaled Mohamed (known as @djkhaled) on social media for a while, mainly because I find his son Asahd adorable. I

ArtJune 21, 2017

Long and Lost in the Abstract Abyss of Helen Teede’s Art

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Column: Habillez-Moi (which means “dress me” in French)
Reem is a fashion fanatic. She used her talents of critiquing to start a blog called “We Voice Fashion” along with a partner that shares her views on the world of fashion and design. Through her column, she likes to explore fashion in a philosophical way at times.
http://wevoicefashion.com
Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Reading Time: 3 minutesExamining loss in Helen Teede’s “Unhomed” exhibition in which she reflects on the loss of her home in Zimbabwe. A large, strikingly painted canvas by Zimbabwean artist Helen Teede was one of the few paintings that struck a chord with me during Alserkal Avenue’s opening night last March. The artwork at hand, titled “Shifting Grounds”,

PsychologyJune 14, 2017

Is Emotional Intelligence An Option?

Hessa AlEassa (@Hessa_AlEassa)

Hessa Al Eassa writes to inspire, shift perspectives and make individuals aware of themselves and their potentials. With her creative pieces, she aims to reach the hearts and minds of her readers for them to have a better life. She is highly interested in topics such as psychology, self-help, and wellbeing. She is a dreamer, an optimist and she finds beauty in the little details of life.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhat does the term “Emotional Intelligence” mean? Why do we hear about it frequently? And do we really

IdentityJune 12, 2017

The Wondrous World of Bilingual Brains

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

An inquisitive soul, Mariam has always been fascinated by human beings. With a Bachelor degree in International studies with a specialization in International Affairs, she learned that for there to be order in the world humans need to be reminded of their humanity. In her column “Back to Humanity” Mariam sheds a light on topics she believes we all need to reflect on every once in a while.
Mariam Al Hosani (@mariamralhosani)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesHow does knowing more than one language affect our brains? Does it make our minds disoriented or sharper?

IdentityMay 31, 2017

Would You Change Your Name?

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

Column: A Moment of Contemplation
Shurooq, an Emarati from Dubai, has been on a journey of self-discovery ever since she shifted career from Science to humanitarian where she found joy. Her interests include traveling and foreign films. Shurooq’s column is influenced by those distinctive moments that give a deeper perspective on life.
Shurooq AlBanna (@Shuroooq)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThe author considers why a friend of hers has changed her name drastically for social acceptance. A few