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Notebook #10: 2017 Review (3-3)

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My 2017 review is divided into 3 posts. The first focuses on my personal and creative updates. The second concentrates on my online presence. The third includes my new year’s writing goals.   #3 New Year’s Goals These are general statements. The specificity is private. As are the targets after which they are meant to […]

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Notebook #10: 2017 Review (2-3)

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My 2017 review is divided into 3 posts. The first focuses on my personal and creative updates. The second concentrates on my online presence. The third includes my new year’s writing goals.   #2 Online/Digital Review Featured in Bazaar magazine, and Web updates. If you have been visiting the website throughout the year, you would […]

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Notebook #10: 2017 Review (1-3)

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My 2017 review is divided into 3 posts. The first focuses on my personal and creative updates. The second concentrates on my online presence. The third includes my new year’s writing goals.   #1 Personal / Creative Review Books Published Internationally and TEDx Contributions Last December, I celebrated the publication of the first book I […]

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Notebook #9: New Year’s Resolutions – The Three Fs (Failure, Flexibility & Focusing on What Counts)

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In the previous post, I re-defined four terms, to help you build a more effective list of New Year’s resolutions. The terms are desires, targets, goals and tasks. In this list, I emphasize another three terms. These are key ideas that will ensure a meaningful and productive transformation.   Failure is inevitable. There are bound to be […]

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Notebook #6: A Prayer for the Arab World

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I was sitting in the living room with my father. He was watching the news on TV and I was reading. Dad cried, “Terrible news everywhere. Everywhere! Everywhere you turn, it’s bad. What’s to be done? What can be done when everyone is out for blood? Ha, Nada?” He started listing the Arab nations experiencing […]

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Notebook #3: Dreams & Red Strings

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Last week, I shared with my Facebook friends that I woke up feeling icky. My first thought was “Why are people dreaming about me?” And the second one was that they should stop it. Well, I’ve just had another week with 3 people telling me that they’ve dreamt about me, only 1 of them is […]

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Notebook #1: Who am I?

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I was four years old when I began questioning myriad topics, from my gender to my national identity. The year was 1990. Saddam Hussein’s Baathist army had stolen into the Kuwaiti borders in the dead of night. When my parents, their friends, and neighbors woke up on the 2nd of August they were instructed by […]