Being diagnosed with Non–Hodgkin Lymphoma just weeks after her wedding, yogi Lina Zoghaib had a different sort of honeymoon ahead of her…
“My wedding in Lebanon had been the celebration of dreams; surrounded by friends and family, poems written by my dad, traditional Arabic music, lots of dancing, great home cooked food, and of course, tying the knot with my gorgeous, supportive and fun fiancé — what more could a girl ask for?
Continue reading I was diagnosed with cancer soon after my wedding. This is how yoga helped me
By Sarwat Nasir
My journal entry from June 1, 2010:
“That guy is still in love with me. He keeps saying he wants to marry me. Why in the world would I do that? I was probably so bored with my life back then, which is why I dated him”
Continue reading I started keeping a diary when I moved to Dubai and it helped
By Alvin R. Cabral
Years ago, my son got into a scuffle with a classmate. They were naturally summoned to the principal’s office. My son’s reason was that he was merely defending another classmate who was being bullied. Some time later, I flipped out when he told me that again there were hecklers ganging up on him in a game he was playing on his iPad.
Continue reading How to deal with kiddie bullies (who turn into nasty adults)
By Deepthi Nair
When the neighbourhood beauty salon offers a steep discount on all their services on a weekday, I move heaven and earth to keep my appointment.
Continue reading Spare me from the pester power of salon employees
By Anita Iyer
As I turned on the mobile network one morning last week, my cellphone beeped continuously. My first thought was, “Is everything fine at home?” Unlocking it, I was relieved to see a flood of messages from people I don’t usually hear from, wishing me happy friendship day. A few messages had genuine warmth, enquiring what’s new in my life, but most were forwards.
Continue reading Need special skills to make friends in Dubai. Have them?
By Sorell Grow
At first glance, the small boutique looks like many others that line Newbury Street in Boston: Sleek glass shelves and chrome racks are filled with luxury purses, coats, and other accessories arranged by color, designer, or occasion. Despite appearances, all these items in Luxury Garage Sale’s pop-up store share a unique trait – each one has been previously owned. Continue reading Millennials are now driving a boom in re-sale clothing
By Bikram Vohra
So we decided with the heat and all that, to call in the fumigation people, especially after we surmised an ant had bitten my grand-daughter, and naturally this set off red flags. Everyone blamed everyone else and put gallons of calamine lotion on the baby. Continue reading What do you do when pest control is useless?