Self Reflection

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.
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Reem Al Suwaidi (@LumeiRee)

Examining 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”,

Self ReflectionFebruary 19, 2017

What Is Failure?

Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

Column: 12 Lessons
Shamma holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights and a BA in International Affairs. She currently works as an instructor at Zayed University. Having volunteered with people with disability for more than 10 years, she devotes her career and free time to work closely with vulnerable groups to create a visible impact in society. Having interests in philosophy, human psyche, sociology, and literature her column “12 Lessons” will focus on issues that we face as a part of the trial and error process that is life.
Shamma Aldabal (@ShammaMD)

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We try so hard to make something out of our lives, and for many, the fear of failure

Self ReflectionJanuary 19, 2017

5 Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

Mariam Khalifa (@thesleepwriter)

Mariam Khalifa is a senior student at Zayed Univeristy, majoring in International Studies, and specializing in Culture and Society. Her hobbies include writing short stories, poems, and photography. She is interested in all topics relating to culture, society, art, and lifestyle.

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With the urbanization and the fast-paced lifestyles that we live today, we often forget to spend time in

PsychologyJanuary 8, 2017

But An Elephant Never forgets

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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Looking into the human inability to forget painful memories and suggesting two coping methods from the author’s personal

InspirationalDecember 31, 2016

New Year’s Resolution Or Theme Based Year, How Can You Plan Your Coming Year?

Hamda Yaser Al Awadhi

Hamda is a nineteen years old Emirati and a third-year international affairs student at Zayed University. Hamda’s interest in writing articles began when she lived and studied in France. The four years in France taught her to respect the diverse opinions surrounding her, yet to always acquire her own personal opinion. Hamda enjoys discovering different topics surrounding culture, history and world issues.
In her column “The Oblivion” she covers topics in world issues, theories and philosophical topics.

New Year’s resolution and theme based year are two different ways that individuals seek to plan out their goals for the coming year. What exactly do they mean and how can you choose what works for you? New Year’s resolution and theme based year are two ways that individuals use to plan out their goals

HealthNovember 10, 2016

How My Panic Attacks Started, And 5 Tips To Manage Them

Mariam Khalifa (@thesleepwriter)

Mariam Khalifa is a senior student at Zayed Univeristy, majoring in International Studies, and specializing in Culture and Society. Her hobbies include writing short stories, poems, and photography. She is interested in all topics relating to culture, society, art, and lifestyle.

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Having a panic attack is a scary experience, and it is the result of the accumulation of anxiety

FashionNovember 7, 2016

“The True Cost” of Fast Fashion

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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Have you ever wondered how we can get good quality clothes at such a low price? Have you

PsychologyOctober 13, 2016

How Much Do You Know About Yourself?

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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Personality tests have become very popular and are taken by millions of people around the world but what

Self ReflectionOctober 6, 2016

Dwindling Friendships With Age

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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Reflecting on her personal experience, the columnist shares her opinion on why friendships dwindle with age, and how

EmployeeOctober 3, 2016

When “Follow Your Dreams” Doesn’t Quite Work For You

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Are some of the so called motivational mantras out there actually setting people up for disappointment? The author looks at how these messages may not be for everyone. There is a ton of material out there telling us to follow our dreams, to take risks and to make it happen, so that life is worth