Cashew and date smoothie (raw, vegan)

One for me, one for Min! ...more

Post-Meal Uncontrollable Laughing Syndrome

Anyone who knows me well, or has gone out to eat with me, knows that I have Post-Meal Uncontrollable Laughing Syndrome. Also known as PMULS. While I was unable to get any medical doctors to confirm PMULS as an actual diagnosis, I know it’s real because I’ve suffered from this condition since I was a kid ....more

Safety first: What to do if you’re being followed

Today I’m sharing helpful tips from a police officer on what to do if you think you’re being followed. Yesterday I tweeted about a very uncomfortable encounter that Min and I had at the local grocery store. It was a little before 5 p.m. and still daylight (though yesterday was overcast and muggy) and we were parked in one of the aisles when I noticed a man in his 40s looking at Min ....more

Trailblazers

Meeting new moms reminds me of starting my freshman year of college. I remember asking my sister Uzma how I was going to make new friends after having the same group of friends for so long. What if I went through college without ever making a friend? ...more

First steps

Min took his first steps yesterday! First a shuffle and a step, then two shuffles and a step, then three steps right into my arms. It was exhilarating! ...more

Eid-ul-Adha 2014

Wishing you all a blessed three-day Eid weekend! Tweet ...more

Things are looking up (Iyanla Vanzant Life you Want Tour, New Jersey)

I attended ‘Oprah’s Live The Life You Want Weekend Tour’ in New Jersey as media thanks to the kind folks at OWN. These are some of my reflections from Iyanla Vanzant’s time on stage. Iyanla Vanzant’s speech at the Prudential Center on Saturday reminded me of a stand-up comedy routine ....more

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

I attended ‘Oprah’s Live The Life You Want Weekend Tour’ in New Jersey as media thanks to the kind folks at OWN. These are some of my reflections from Elizabeth Gilbert’s time on stage. At the Prudential Center last Saturday in front of about 15,000 people, “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert was the only speaker to take the stage without the aide of a teleprompter ....more

We are stronger together (Life You Want Tour, New Jersey)

I attended Oprah’s Live The Life You Want Weekend Tour in New Jersey as media thanks to the kind folks at OWN. These are some of my reflections from Mark Nepo’s time on stage. Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo had a recurring theme of togetherness in his speech on Saturday ....more

Pastor Rob Bell takes the stage (Life You Want, New Jersey)

I attended Oprah’s Live The Life You Want Weekend Tour in New Jersey as media thanks to the kind folks at OWN. These are some of my reflections from Pastor Rob Bell’s time on stage. Among the beautiful nuggets of wisdom Pastor Rob Bell shared with the audience at The Prudential Center on Saturday, there were specific moments that made a meaningful impact on me ....more