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This year's Ramadan Online Retreat students thus far. Here are some their goals (sharing them anonymously without matching it to their names): Student #1: "My goals this ramadan are: 1) To be more energetic and most productive spiritually physically and socially 2) To exercise everyday in order to tone down my core/abs arms & hips & do butt lift before sahur 3) To complete memorizing 215 ayats of surah albaqarah (75% of the surah) and keep up with bayyinah ramadan exclusive on surah…

This year's Ramadan Online Retreat students thus far. Here are some their goals (sharing them anonymously without matching it to their names): Student #1: "My goals this ramadan are: 1) To be more energetic and most productive spiritually physically and socially 2) To exercise everyday in order to tone down my core/abs arms & hips & do butt lift before sahur 3) To complete memorizing 215 ayats of surah albaqarah (75% of the surah) and keep up with bayyinah ramadan exclusive on surah…

Inspired by @robynyoukilis. Yes I am really that corny that I HAD to recreate this! . Okay so I really don't eat Brussels sprouts every day {rotate your foods!} but I definitely eat a PLETHORA of greens EVERYDAY. And I've been known to crave Brussels sprouts {my sister likes to mock me for this}. . On a serious note greens are so important. They alkalize your body's pH level and neutralize acidic foods {such as most proteins grains}. When you eat foods that alkalize your body you are better…

Inspired by @robynyoukilis. Yes I am really that corny that I HAD to recreate this! . Okay so I really don't eat Brussels sprouts every day {rotate your foods!} but I definitely eat a PLETHORA of greens EVERYDAY. And I've been known to crave Brussels sprouts {my sister likes to mock me for this}. . On a serious note greens are so important. They alkalize your body's pH level and neutralize acidic foods {such as most proteins grains}. When you eat foods that alkalize your body you are better…

Starting in less than 2 weeks InshaAllah!

Starting in less than 2 weeks InshaAllah!

Key word: most of the time. Also when choosing processed items or more complex things you enjoy moderation is key but the most important things are ingredients. Ingredients are more important than nutritional numerical facts. I am all for eating what you enjoy and I practice that daily. The key is to find high quality ingredients that agree with your personal body. Almost anything you desire can be made healthier with a little creativity and willingness.

Key word: most of the time. Also when choosing processed items or more complex things you enjoy moderation is key but the most important things are ingredients. Ingredients are more important than nutritional numerical facts. I am all for eating what you enjoy and I practice that daily. The key is to find high quality ingredients that agree with your personal body. Almost anything you desire can be made healthier with a little creativity and willingness.

About a week after Ramadan ended we baked homemade treats for our neighbors to share some deliciousness and also educate them about what the month of Ramadan means to us. I'll share another post following this to share a picture of the goodness that went inside these bags. While some may be working super hard to divide us all I'll personally keep working to unite us all. #neighbor #islam #peace #unity #faith #ramadan #gift

About a week after Ramadan ended we baked homemade treats for our neighbors to share some deliciousness and also educate them about what the month of Ramadan means to us. I'll share another post following this to share a picture of the goodness that went inside these bags. While some may be working super hard to divide us all I'll personally keep working to unite us all. #neighbor #islam #peace #unity #faith #ramadan #gift

We used these collard greens to make chicken wraps last night. Collard greens are awesome for this since they are sturdy and big. I'll admit I don't always buy them because they are one of those veggies that are hard to find in high quality. I am not a fan of ripped/black/limpy collards. When they are good they are awesome and they make their way into our groceries for that week. #eatyourgreens #collardgreens #holistichealth #chickenwraps #paleowraps #homemadecooking #fitmuslim #fitmuslima…

We used these collard greens to make chicken wraps last night. Collard greens are awesome for this since they are sturdy and big. I'll admit I don't always buy them because they are one of those veggies that are hard to find in high quality. I am not a fan of ripped/black/limpy collards. When they are good they are awesome and they make their way into our groceries for that week. #eatyourgreens #collardgreens #holistichealth #chickenwraps #paleowraps #homemadecooking #fitmuslim #fitmuslima…

This beautiful plate was one of my meals last week and it was delicious Alhamdulilah. It was easy to make and very well balanced. The main reason I took a picture and am sharing it now is because there's a myth out there that in order to be lean and healthy you can't eat bread. I disagree. I personally enjoy bread and find that if you enjoy something restriction isn't the answer. There are some guidelines to help you enjoy bread in a more wholesome way. 1) Aim for either homemade or fresh…

This beautiful plate was one of my meals last week and it was delicious Alhamdulilah. It was easy to make and very well balanced. The main reason I took a picture and am sharing it now is because there's a myth out there that in order to be lean and healthy you can't eat bread. I disagree. I personally enjoy bread and find that if you enjoy something restriction isn't the answer. There are some guidelines to help you enjoy bread in a more wholesome way. 1) Aim for either homemade or fresh…

Assalamu alaykum I first shared this last night and it's been receiving a lot of love. If you missed it here you go.. ------- October 2015 is coming to a close and we've all seen our fair share of pink ribbons etc. Awareness is a great thing but it's action that makes real difference in your real life.  Breast cancer is a personal topic for me. Two of my maternal aunts fought aggressive battles against breast cancer so I've seen first hand what it can do to a family. While it was hard on me…

Assalamu alaykum I first shared this last night and it's been receiving a lot of…

I get it. Ramadan is busy and we all have so much we yearn to do. I made this same exact iftar two days in a row for the past two days. It freed me up to do other things. It took me 15 mins prep time and 30 mins total time. It's delicious. Easy. Healthy. Sustainable. I am not throwing those words around to "sound good". Ask @kyle_smith51 and he will tell you the same (especially the delicious part).  Pretty sweet deal when I am balancing shifted Ramadan schedules 1:1 client sessions…

I get it. Ramadan is busy and we all have so much we yearn to do. I made this same exact iftar two days in a row for the past two days. It freed me up to do other things. It took me 15 mins prep time and 30 mins total time. It's delicious. Easy. Healthy. Sustainable. I am not throwing those words around to "sound good". Ask @kyle_smith51 and he will tell you the same (especially the delicious part). Pretty sweet deal when I am balancing shifted Ramadan schedules 1:1 client sessions…

Two days ago I was out of the house running errands when sunset came in. It was a gorgeous sunset and one of the first things I thought to do was capture a photo. Only I couldn't. I didn't have my phone with me. I left it home. I didn't forget it. I purposefully left it there. It's no secret that I am currently in launch mode for my 7 Day Spring Detox. Therefore I am on technology for work even more than usual for both the launch of this program as well as my regular client work etc. I love…

Two days ago I was out of the house running errands when sunset came in. It was a gorgeous sunset and one of the first things I thought to do was capture a photo. Only I couldn't. I didn't have my phone with me. I left it home. I didn't forget it. I purposefully left it there. It's no secret that I am currently in launch mode for my 7 Day Spring Detox. Therefore I am on technology for work even more than usual for both the launch of this program as well as my regular client work etc. I love…

This has been one of my favorite quotes for a while. The author is unknown. This concept is really important because often times those of us who support others whether personally professionally or both can easily fall into "setting ourselves on fire to keep others warm". It doesn't serve anyone to do that. In fact when you take care of yourself you give others permission to do the same. I sometimes still find myself in the verge of doing this and usually repeating this quote to myself and…

This has been one of my favorite quotes for a while. The author is unknown. This concept is really important because often times those of us who support others whether personally professionally or both can easily fall into "setting ourselves on fire to keep others warm". It doesn't serve anyone to do that. In fact when you take care of yourself you give others permission to do the same. I sometimes still find myself in the verge of doing this and usually repeating this quote to myself and…

Truthbomb time (aka the one of few bombs I actually like)  Seriously though this isn't rocket science. We all know these things logically but we do not always know them emotionally. So here's a reminder for ya. As Steven Furtick says "Don't compare your behind the scenes with someone else's highlight reel." Btw this doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with highlight reels. We all love beauty as does Allah SWT. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Allah is beautiful and…

Truthbomb time (aka the one of few bombs I actually like) Seriously though this isn't rocket science. We all know these things logically but we do not always know them emotionally. So here's a reminder for ya. As Steven Furtick says "Don't compare your behind the scenes with someone else's highlight reel." Btw this doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with highlight reels. We all love beauty as does Allah SWT. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Allah is beautiful and…

Sending love  dua to those of you affected in the southeast. #hurricanematthew. . Say "Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector." And upon Allah let the believers rely. . #Quran #islam #faith #hardship #trials #tribulation #mindset #positivity #riseagainst

Sending love dua to those of you affected in the southeast. Say "Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector." And upon Allah let the believers rely.

I love the quote that was on my tea bag from a couple days ago. "He who wants the rose must respect the thorn" -Persian Proverb #tea #quotes #quotelover #herbaltea #holistichealth #mindbodysoul #rose #reflection #traditionalmedicinals #organictea #fairtrade #ethical #ethicaltea #fairtradetea #makesyouthink #qotd #instaquote #nongmo #ramadan #suhoor

I love the quote that was on my tea bag from a couple days ago. "He who wants the rose must respect the thorn" -Persian Proverb #tea #quotes #quotelover #herbaltea #holistichealth #mindbodysoul #rose #reflection #traditionalmedicinals #organictea #fairtrade #ethical #ethicaltea #fairtradetea #makesyouthink #qotd #instaquote #nongmo #ramadan #suhoor

Having a strong handle on my calm is currently one of my top priorities in life. I don't see that changing anytime soon cause it's loaded with benefits in both this world and the next inshaAllah. I don't always get it right cuz I'm human but it's not about perfection. It's about sustainability and what you consistently do most of the time.. Benefits of staying calm... 1Improved relationships 2More self-trust 3Increased tawwakul (Divine reliance) 4More respect 5Surrounds you by more Angels…

Having a strong handle on my calm is currently one of my top priorities in life. I don't see that changing anytime soon cause it's loaded with benefits in both this world and the next inshaAllah. I don't always get it right cuz I'm human but it's not about perfection. It's about sustainability and what you consistently do most of the time.. Benefits of staying calm... 1Improved relationships 2More self-trust 3Increased tawwakul (Divine reliance) 4More respect 5Surrounds you by more Angels…

It's not your job to make everyone like you. Yes I know that's uncomfortable. It's hard for me too. But seriously. Not everyone is for everyone. Don't dull yourself change yourself or mold yourself any different than you are. Don't hide your quirks or feel shame for who you intrinsically are because if you do you risk losing the ability to connect with "your people". Is it uncomfortable? Yes. But it's also wildly liberating. Consider living a life where you aim to please the highest One we…

It's not your job to make everyone like you. Yes I know that's uncomfortable. It's hard for me too. But seriously. Not everyone is for everyone. Don't dull yourself change yourself or mold yourself any different than you are. Don't hide your quirks or feel shame for who you intrinsically are because if you do you risk losing the ability to connect with "your people". Is it uncomfortable? Yes. But it's also wildly liberating. Consider living a life where you aim to please the highest One we…

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