• Choices,  Personal

    Fear is a thought – Danger is an instinct

    Fear is from thoughts and reactions to danger is instinctual. Every fear we experience is made of thought. We think it, we’re “horrified” of it and we keep replaying it in our minds. We create and build our own fear. This process builds our fear higher which makes us think about it more, which makes it even worse. At what point does that fear become a phobia? Hmmm.. well, that’s a topic for another day, but for now, fear is something that we are thinking about as opposed to what is happening in this current instant. If it was happening, we’d be reacting and very likely it would be instinctual…

  • Choices,  Personal,  World Hijab Day

    My experience with World Hijab Day

    #IStand4Hijab #WorldHijabDay Yes, I blogged this mostly on FB, but I’m going into more detail here. One thing I want and need to share is What to do if someone is harassed or attacked for their religious beliefs / garb Hopefully I won’t experience anything like that today, but, it’s still a good thing for everyone to know what to do. I took my son to school. It was still dark then. I told him as we were driving… “If I die today, you must become an activist and stop the hate and the fear.” I made him pinky swear. “Mom, I don’t think it works that way” “Well, let’s hope…

  • Philosophy,  Spirituality,  Writings

    World Hijab Day 2017

    World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its fifth year. On February 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically. Below are some of the shocking but true headlines: Muslim Women Have Been…

  • Empath,  Personal

    Making OUR America great again — OUR way

    I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years. For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate. Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am quite liberal, although I voted for neither party.. it’s time to get rid of parties) Now, we are seeing Dems / Liberals spouting similar hate.. for different reasons. But the basic reasons are still there. Fear. Hurt. Anger. Disappointment. But mostly fear. We see a meme that expresses how we…