I shared my story for mental health awareness a couple of years ago on World Mental Health Day, as a series of three posts. Compiling them in one blog post, since I get the request to share this story often. I’m a 40-year-old, who has been in a longterm relationship with anxiety. I took counsellingContinue reading Mental Health Awareness: My Journey with Anxiety
I asked Ammie to do a Kamli film review, because she watched it in Pakistan and I’m still waiting for a release in Canada. So Ammie, or Bibi (as most of you know her), wrote down this review for you all. So over to Ammie (it’s in her own conversational style): Kamli film review byContinue reading Kamli Film Review by Ammie
South Asians have a higher risk factor for type 2 diabetes which makes them more susceptible to heart disease and strokes. Let’s admit it, we are meat lovers and don’t incorporate as many vegetables in our everyday life as we could. Good nutrition and exercise are cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, not justContinue reading Eating and Living Healthier: How can South Asians Incorporate More Vegetables in their Diets
This year too, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be spending new year’s eve at home. This is important to stay safe, however, it can be boring for the kids. Sharing some fun ideas for new year’s eve activities with kids at home. These will make new year’s eve memorable as a family. NewContinue reading New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids at Home
Usually people talk about the rules of giving gifts. Those are definitely important but so are the proper manners of receiving gifts. In this post I would like to discuss the etiquette of receiving gifts. 1. Use the gift If possible try and use the gift and share with the receiver so that they canContinue reading Etiquette of Receiving Gifts: The Do’s and Don’ts
Sharing Ramadan boxes full of gifts, food and drinks is a lovely tradition in Muslim families. When I was younger and lived in Pakistan, we used to receive Ramzan trays, laid with bowls of delicious cooking and covered by a cloth. They were returned, filled with food and drinks on the next day, in exchange.Continue reading Ramadan Boxes: Some Ideas to Make Them Sustainable
I love sharing my family history with my children and going over old family albums. There is something so special about showing them old pictures, guessing who is who and recounting the stories that go with each picture. We have a family tree that has been maintained over generations and the children love tracing familyContinue reading My Grandfather Had Diabetes, This is How it Affects My Health Today
We have always been blessed with great neighbours and stayed in touch with them. Whether I was a new immigrant in Edmonton or a new mother in Calgary, my neighbours have always been a source of help, comfort and important local information. Nextdoor, the neighbourhood app, now makes it easier than ever to connect withContinue reading Why Neighbours Matter: My Experience with the Nextdoor app
My mother shared the recipe of a home-made night cream that she got from Ghazal Siddique’s channel. Yes, the same Ghazal Siddique who starred in the PTV drama Marvi and is still ever so beautiful! My mother is a loyal fan of this night cream and swears by it for working against wrinkles and keepingContinue reading Home-made Night Cream
Today on the blog, I’m honoured to have Shesta B. sharing her story of miscarriage, loss and grieving. We hope that this post helps someone out there. You are not alone.
The post and the words below are from Shesta B. I thank her for her courage.
Continue reading Guest Post: Talking about Pregnancy and Infant Loss by Shesta B.