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Lessons from a Pharmacist in The Mental Health Sector

"Work in a paint factory, expect to get splashed." This is what my husband said to me once while calming me down, following what I...

Noorie’s Lightbulb: A Zine of My Identity

During lockdown 2.0 last summer, I was lucky enough to be part of a creative group exploring how we, as youngsters, envisioned our futures....

Does Your Family Really Know You?

There is so much noise all around me. The children are playing and a loud giggle bursts through the air every few moments; the...

I Took a Social Media Break – Here’s What Happened

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t remember what life was like before the pandemic. And when I am reminded, I can’t...

Financial Security Over Pretending to Be Rich

As the coronavirus wreaks its havoc through the economy, once flourishing sectors have been brought to a standstill and a tsunami of unemployment has...

What ADHD Taught Me About Mental Wellness

Studying the floor in the psychiatrist’s room one Summer’s day, I felt simultaneously ashamed and relieved. I was fifteen when I was diagnosed with...

What My Marriage Taught Me About The South Asian Caste System

Growing up Spending my childhood in a predominately white community in the EU, then moving to the UK amongst the Asian community in my teens...

This is What I’m Doing for a Happy and Productive 2021

Wow. So I know I’m not saying anything new here, but 2020 really was one heck of a year. Personally, I don’t think it was...

Is Sports to Blame For The Rise in Covid Cases?

For the past year, it has dominated headlines and dictated our lives. I am not referring to Brexit, which in amongst itself has been...

COVID-19: Humanity’s Awakening Shock?

The Awakening Shock My Sheikh (spiritual master and my spiritual guide) often speaks of the ‘awakening shock’. A moment in time or a series of...

How Can I Make My Workplace More Inclusive and Culturally Aware?

In April 2018, I received an email from a Muslim colleague to help run and organise a pre-Ramadan event at work. I started to...

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split by Lesley Hazleton

As a Sunni Muslim, I never had the chance to learn about this political split between Muslims. Whenever I would ask an elder growing...
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