Self Reflection

Self ReflectionMarch 17, 2019

What It Means to be Beautiful

  Being beautiful has nothing to do with your physical appearance. At 17-years-old, this is something I still struggle to believe in wholeheartedly. I’ll be the first person to tell you that I couldn’t care less about what other people think of me, and then cry myself to sleep after that because I would think

PsychologyOctober 30, 2018

The Influence Our Surrounding Environments Have On Us

  We are often unaware of how influential the environment we surround or place ourselves in may impact our overall state of wellbeing. As much as we would like to think that during most times we are immune to our surroundings, we are not. In fact, our surroundings affect us in many different ways, and

PhilosophyOctober 3, 2018

Like It Or Not, Happiness Is Temporary

  In an age of moral correctness, let us not give into the notion that enforces happiness as the only acceptable state of mind. “Which pill would you choose?” he asked. I hummed as I scanned through the pill chart displayed in front of me by a colleague; each pill reassembled a wish one of

Self GrowthAugust 27, 2018

Our Human Underestimations: Forgiveness

  Exploring the psychology of forgiveness, its roots, and benefits, and then diving into the application of it and

EducationJuly 18, 2018

Studying Abroad: The Challenges of a Traveling Student

  What most people do not tell you about studying abroad is that it is not always all

BooksJune 26, 2018

From Anti-Reader to Avid Reader

From avoiding books to loving them, reading has helped me focus and express myself in another medium that isn’t drawing. It all started three years ago when I was exploring the Sharjah International Book Fair. A book with an interesting title caught my attention, I picked it to skim through its pages and it was

Self ReflectionDecember 31, 2017

Countdown to New Year’s Eve

  An overview of how New Year’s Eve celebrations have evolved over time and the extravagance associated with it in modern times. The start of the New Year has been celebrated for centuries in many different ways and on many different dates. January 1st was declared as the first day of the year in 46

InspirationalNovember 20, 2017

I Exist Because I Want To

  Rarely do people think about the reason for their existence and the meaning of their lives. As a result, many do not reach their utmost potential. This article discusses the different reasons for our existence, and how our perception of our lives changes the way we live our lives and affects the world in

Self ReflectionJuly 31, 2017

It’s All About FAN LUV!

Looking 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

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”,