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The Recipe for Lasting Joy

Peace be upon you, beyoutiful people of the world! Today, I rediscovered true joy. It was not in buying that gorgeous flamingo pink dress, for sure. Neither was it in indulging my inner foodie. Today, I found love by sharing it with someone else. By passing on a smile, by sharing words of love. By […]

This is YOUR Sign.

Peace be upon you, beyoutiful glittery human being! This is your sign to let go of all attachments but God. This is your sign to let go of the ground, little caterpillar and soar to the sky, like a bird or a butterfly! To spread your wings and fly so high, light as a feather […]

Self-Awareness Is The Key That Will Unlock Your Dreams

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being, you! Let’s dive right in. Self-awareness. What is it? Drop the fear. Become aware. Acknowledge your weaknesses. Did you just get jealous of your best friend when he landed the job you really wanted? Admit it. Don’t lie to yourself. Tell the truth about what you feel. When […]

Life Changing Tip to TRANSFORM Your Relationships FOREVER

Peace be upon you, beautiful, glittery human YOU!!!  Here’s your *top secret* life-changing tip of the day! When I started this, I felt like I had entered a new reality in which my relationships were flowing peacefully like a River, for the most part. Soon, there came a time in which I could no […]

The Limitless Power of Prayer

Peace be upon you! You beautiful human, you! Hehe :’) Sooo… we just traveled across the 7 seas and I’m telling you: prayer changed the game for us. Every time we would get stuck, think we lost something, get held up, our hands would turn to the heavens. In a very uncertain time for us […]

When You’re Overwhelmed with Gifts, Don’t Forget…

The original Gift-Giver. Allah. Al-Wahhab. You can never do anything to deserve His Infinite Generosity. Because He Is Also Al-Wadood. The One Who Shows His Love by Giving. The Prophet (saw) said: يَمِينُ اللَّهِ مَلْأَى لَا يَغِيضُهَا سَحَّاءُ اللَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ أَرَأَيْتُمْ مَا أَنْفَقَ مُذْ خَلَقَ السَّمَاءَ وَالْأَرْضَ فَإِنَّهُ لَمْ يَغِضْ مَا فِي يَمِينِهِ The hand […]

Live In The Present for True Fulfillment

“Behold! Verily no fear shall be upon the friends of Allah, nor shall they grieve;” Quran 10:62 Peace be upon you, beautiful, ethereal human being, full of heavenly light! Here I am, following through on my promise. I hope you are having a breathtaking Monday, soaking in the beauty of all that is, while intermingling gratitude into every thread of […]

Take Your Power Back With Small, Consistent Steps

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! You don’t even how how powerful you are. I mean, I discover something new about the human potential every single day, and yet, I feel… Like I know nothing. That’s how incredibly infinite the human soul is…full of endless mysteries. There is, like, SOOOOO much to share!!! Sometimes, […]

When You Level Up Your Vibes

Peace be upon you, beautiful people of the world, and sacred vessels of Divine Light! Dear Me, When you evolve from the old you and step into the new you, you don’t just lose your past self. You lose people. You were once so close, but they just don’t get you anymore. What on earth […]

Can I Be Vulnerable With You?

May peace be in your heart wherever you are, my special human, you! Can I be vulnerable with you? I want to share an absolutely crazy experience I had with my skin a few days ago. One morning, I woke up with a patch of dry skin next to my eye. Since I had cleaned […]

The Solution for World Peace.

Peace be upon you, beaYOUtiful, glittery human being! I am SO proud of you for being here 🙂 and I am so, so grateful. *hugs* This is a bedtime tip for when you feel like life is spiraling out of your control. It works every. Single. Time. When you don’t get what you want, don’t […]

How I Overcame One of My Biggest Fears

Peace be upon you, beautiful, shiny human being! Just…smile 🙂 Because… You have stardust in your bones, you know! Alhamdulillah! All praise and thanks is for The One. Our Most Generous, Most Beautiful Creator Who Fashioned us so delicately…perfectly, even in our imperfection. OK, so guess what?! I come bearing BREAKING NEWS. What I’m about […]

True String Theory IS Why We Should Help Each Other

Peace be with you, beautiful shining, glittery human being! 😀 Motivational Mishi is back, with a bang! So much has happened, and unreal amounts of resilience have been cultivated. I started my own tradition of Saturday Night lives on my instagram. They are aptly named, #pillowtalktruth :’) Come join us at 10pm EST and ask […]

When Everything’s Uncertain

Dear Self, Peace be upon you beautiful human being! When it seems that the world is falling to pieces around you, when nothing seems certain anymore, when you can’t see anything ahead of you, not even your own two feet… This is for that you. Remember: Detach yourself from the outcome. Know that in His […]

Relative Importance of Blessings

Dear Self, Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6049 Why do people suffer? At times, you never realize the value of good health until you are sick. […]

Have You Really Progressed?

Dear Self, Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! True progress is not measured by how much wealth you accumulate, but by how much you have tamed your ego. Have you made your desires your gods? Or have you sacrificed for the sake of your meeting with God? The next time someone has a point […]

Be Careful Who Your “Friends” Are…

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Did you know? When you put an embryonic stem cell (taken from a baby in it’s mama’s belly!) in a culture (aka environment) that’s full of cancer cells, it transforms into one, too? Or when you put that stem cell in a culture of heart cells (myocytes), it […]

Give and You Shall Receive!

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah (our one God) Says: Spend in charity, O son of Adam, and I will spend on you.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5352, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 993 Today, I experienced all sorts of challenges. Out of […]

Always Act From A Place of Love

Where your intention goes, you go. So go from a place of love. Gary Zukav on Marie Forleo Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Today, I want you to live more consciously. Be aware of the energy you are putting out into the world. Before you shout back at your partner in a heated […]

You MUST Share What You Know

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! As I pored over the pages of Dr. Lipton’s Biology of Belief (one of my big 3 for today!), I was struck that he had a very similar journey to my own. It was the journey from separation to union. Biologically, cells change in response to their environment; […]

Your Big Three

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Today, I learned about Pearson’s Law from Dr. Benjamin Hardy. It basically states that if you measure something (like how much $ is in your bank account), it’s more likely to improve. This simple truth gets even better. If you measure that something and you report it to […]

How My Thoughts Healed Me

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Don’t ever forget the lesson of simple truths. Try not to make things complicated. When you’re still, you can hear better 🙂 Also, I am sharing my top secret way of relieving any incoming symptoms using my thoughts. Channeling extreme joy into my system, I laugh genuinely as […]

The Truth is Simple

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Because our Creator Is All-Knowing, He Originated all the worlds with a special Source Code. Because He Is also The Most Loving and The Most Generous, He Made sure everything was connected using that source code. It would be obvious to all who went out earnestly searching for […]

Instant Rewards Stunt Growth

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Has the sun ever risen over the horizon in a sudden flash? Has night instantly blanketed the sky at dusk? Has a seed ever sprouted into a tree overnight? Has a caterpillar ever become a butterfly without a long, intense struggle? Doesn’t it take nine whole months for […]

It Ain’t Over Till You Win!

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Today, I learned something profound about bad days. Turns out, “I didn’t have a bad day. I had a character developing day.” (Les Brown) The sun always rises again for a new day. No matter how dark it gets, you know, without the shadow of a conceivable doubt, […]

How to Overcome Gravity

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Resistance is a very strong force. Resistance is what stops you from waking up early in the morning. Resistance is what sticks you to your chair when you know you should be working out. Resistance is what holds you back from speaking up for what’s right. Resistance is […]

How To Get Everything You Want

When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink. But when you try to sink, you float. Alan Watts Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Thought experiment: Is a bottle of water in the ocean at one with it? Is it separate from the ocean? Yes, it is separated from […]

Remember When It Was Only Him

A Bedouin was asked how he came to know his Lord. He said: Droppings point to the existence of livestock, And footprints point to that of passers by, So constellations that fill the sky, and an earth filled with valleys, And oceans filled with waves, Does that not point to Al-Latīf, Al-Khabīr? Peace be upon […]

Are You an Enlightened Caretaker?

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Today, my dear mom asked me to help her water our plants. She filled up the bright orange Home Depot bucket to the brim with our green garden hose. (Acting like I had muscles) I steered it towards our lovely peach tree. “Just throw the whole bucket in […]

How My Eczema Went Away Forever

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! One day, I woke up. Stumbling over to the bathroom sink in my sleepy stupor, I stretched my arms and greeted myself in the mirror. “G’mornin’!” As real me met mirror me, our eyes widened with horror. Did a bee sting me? Did I have an allergic reaction? […]

Who You Really Are

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! There is only one truth underlying the breathtaking diversity of all the worlds. That’s why it’s called the truth. You see, when the windows are thick with dust, the sun may appear blurry, barely visible. As the days pass on, you may even come to think it doesn’t […]

How to Lose Weight So You Can Fly II

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Disclaimer: This is my story, and my research. However, this statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Remember that our physical existence is intimately connected to the mental and spiritual parts of us. The comfort of the body […]

What are “vibes” anyway?

Peace be with you always, you beautiful human being! Be aware of your own worth, do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you. Iqbal This is one of my absolute favorite topics. Physics, Self-Development & Islam. Those are my core passions in a nutshell. Did you ever pause […]

Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest Isn’t Real

The lamps are different, but the Light is the same. One matter, one energy, one Light, one Light-mind, endlessly emanating all things. Rumi Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Have you ever heard of redwood trees? Yup, these bad boys right here! Or rather…my undeniable proof for all of you who think life is […]

What Will Prevent You From Progress?

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being of the world! Here’s a lesson to be gently hammered into our heads. When you’re trying to change for the better, do NOT ever compare yourself to anyone else. Whether it’s physical appearance (“aesthetics“), IQ (which changes over time btw as the brain is malleable), house, car, yacht […]

Add Value Always

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! This is a lesson I learned from John Maxwell. Whenever you are in a gathering, on the phone or with a loved one, ask yourself, “How can I add value to this conversation/moment/person?” Don’t just wait for the other person to finish talking. Remember, leaders speak last. They […]

When You’re Confused…

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Right now, I just finished sweatin’ it out on le treadmill. Having no expectations going in, I put on my YouTube (Majed Mahmoud’s Tricks of Shaytan) and just went for it! Best.decision.of.my.life. Somehow, 20+ minutes passed by in the blink of an eye. As for me, I felt…nothing […]

Hold Onto The Rope Of Endless Hope

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Have you ever had those days where you just want to stay under the covers forever? You feel like the whole world’s against you…and no one understands your struggle? Well, I just had one of those days. Curled up on the couch with my head in my hands, […]

Lay the Weapons Down

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Today’s world needs lots of problem-solvers just like you to not give up on your very special Dream. Yup, that one. The one that’s been humming in your heart, but sometimes the voices outside are too loud and you just can’t hear the beat. That one. But what […]

The HIGHEST Pursuit in Life

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being (and doing!!!). How you doooinnn’? This time I wanted to share the story of when I decided to actively change myself into a better person for a better world – in November of 2019. Subhan Allah! Two weeks ago, it hit home for me. I was teaching a […]

Why Do We Suffer? Why Can’t God Make This World Perfect?

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! (and doing…:)) When I found the answer to one of the most pressing questions of my life, I was shook. Literally. It was like the pieces of the most confusing puzzle instantaneously snapped together. Subhan Allah! Glorified is God. Ok so here goes: Can a mom be forgiving […]

Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True With This

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Reflections are seriously under-rated. Take 5 minutes to sit down and journal in a dedicated notebook. Want that Nobel Prize, that ideal job, the secret recipe, the financial freedom, the opportunity to change the lives of millions for the better? Write it down. See, something special…or shall I […]

Seek and You Shall Find

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! From life experiences, we uncover a very important truth. A metaphysical law. A certain mathematical formula… Here are the steps to unlocking this uniquely human treasure: Clarify your intention. The more sincere it is, the better. If you have claimed your superhero status and want to serve Allah […]

Embodying Gratitude to Make it Big

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Looking back on my life, with all the struggles, the hi-highs and the lo-lows… My heart is literally bursting with gratitude. And so, I write… I am so grateful for my hands with which I type this note…with which I brushed my teeth this morning, with which I […]

When You Miss A Golden Opportunity

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! My curiosity propels me to dive into the deepest of oceans and find…only the truth. When I discover something that claims to be ‘life-changing’, I experiment and apply it to my own life. Then, when it miraculously works for me, I share it with the world to be […]

Letting Go to Find Your Path

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Sometimes, it seems that life is a maze full of riddles… Instead of resisting so hard to every twist and turn, submitting like a drop of water in the river is what allows you to access the next dimension in existence. Submitting makes you a part of something […]

Hope Is What We’re Made From

“And certainly did We create man from an extract of clay…” (Quran 23:12) Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Here’s a short lesson we all need on hope. It’s never too late to change your path, to eat healthier, to release extra weight, to starve your ego, to love harder, to live better… Where’s the proof? Well, […]

The Secret to Self-Confidence

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! The secret’s out. If you want to make yourself more confident, make a promise to…you. Then, keep it. Then, repeat. Keeping your promises to yourself, and then celebrating those small (and big!) wins is the sure-fire key to self-confidence. After watching the Ed Mylett episode on Impact Theory, […]

How To Gain Power When You’re Oppressed

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Quick note – I almost forgot about today, but we have to keep this up. We attended a rally on Long Island to have our voices heard against the oppression and injustice in Palestine. If the violence and extreme bloodshed in the world pushes you (like it did […]

How to Lose Weight and Fly!

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! It’s me again 🙂 We’re meeting each other pretty often these days – oh wait, it’s literally everyday…Muahahaha! So let’s begin. This past Ramadan, I was blessed to be able to do a solitary retreat – a 1:1 with God for about 9 days. It was…life-changing, to say […]

On Gifts: To Give Is To Receive

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, ‘exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.’ [Bukhari] Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Here I am, sitting in my best friend’s house – pausing our tea-time so I can fulfill this promise to all of you. Alhamdulillah. All praise […]

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Peace be upon you, you beautiful human being! Quick Fun Fact: Did you know you have an infinite universe of potential inside of you? That your heart-mind connects to space-time? If I’m understanding it right…that means you are one of the most powerful agents of change that exists! Allah (Arabic name for The One & […]

The Biggest Lessons of 2020 Are Here.

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Brimming to the core, with such raw potential…it’s breathtaking! So, it’s New Year’s Eve and naturally, your time to reflect on everything that has been. Your time to carve out the vision for your life, moving forward. Here, I’ll go first… Wow. What a year. It seems surreal […]

Enhance Your Memory, Change Your Life.

Peace be upon you, beautiful human being! Did you know? You are the only creature in existence that can use a qalam (arabic word for pen)! I mean, have you ever heard of an ape writing poetry? Why is that important? Because I am going to share with you how using your pen, an ability […]

Stop Being Afraid and Just Do It.

Dear Self, I’m writing this to let you know it’s time. What is it time for, you ask? It’s time to STOP being afraid. It’s time to let go of that fear of success, or fear of failure and just jump! Allah Will Forever Be there to Catch you, no matter what happens. So, I […]

Welcome, Ramadan!

Peace be upon you, beautiful people of the world, and Ramadan Kareem! My absolute favorite time of the year has come to revive the hearts. This is the month in which God So Mercifully Guided me back to Him. It is the month in which the Quran was revealed to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace […]

The Bigger Picture Is This.

Peace be upon you, beautiful human of the world! I sincerely hope that all is going well with you, and your life is going better than planned. There was this urgent message I just had to share with you, before bed – from friend, to friend. It is because I care deeply for our mutual […]

For Whoever Needs to Hear This.

And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for – And that his striving shall soon be seen…. [Quran 53:39-40] Peace be upon you, beautiful people of the world! Gather ’round, it’s story time! This past week, I had been feeling a little shaky and unsure about my lofty career goals. Last night, […]

5 Epic Life Lessons In 5 Minutes

Peace to you, you and YOU too! I hope you’re just as excited as I am about this double blog-post day!!! Since Sunday, which is when I safely returned home, I have been bursting with stories and of course, pictures (!) to share with you about my incredible journey over the past few weeks. I […]

The #1 Goal All Millenials Must Crush for 2020 Success

Peace be upon you always, you wonderful human, you! Oh gosh, where are my manners? How are you?! I’ve missed you sooooo much. I miss writing you letters and venting to you and sobbing over your comfy shoulder. I miss it all. So obviously…I am back!!! Someone cue the welcome pahhh-tay! Where the heck did […]

The book that will change your life is…

May Peace follow you everywhere, you beautiful human being! Let’s start with a quick story ‘cuz that’s how we do. I’ll give you a minute to grab your green tea and snuggle up. Psssst…make sure to sweeten with natural honey, not sugar! It’s healthier…and tastier. Cozy now? OK, let’s begin. When I was an itty […]

When you fail, and you will…read this.

Peace be upon you, my incredible, beautiful human! My heart is bursting with love. Yet, not too long ago…(actually just this morning), I was so ashamed of my failures that I could not look at myself in the mirror. So I did something radical. I wrote myself a letter. And yes, I read it to […]

Mama’s Always Right…

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا ۖ حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا ۖ – 46:15 “And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, Ihsan (goodness and excellence). His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship…” [Qur’an 46:15] Peace be upon you, my beautiful human! Oh my gosh, I almost didn’t write […]

Mish’s Metamorphosis: Part II

Hey there, you beautiful human! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as they say – Happy Holidays! I hope you use this time, before the year’s end, to reflect deeply on your current self and make a tough decision. YOU, and only you have this special power to choose. Do you want to […]

You’re in…now what?

Life is too short,” she panicked, “I want more.” He nodded slowly, “Wake up earlier.” ~Dr. SunWolf Alright beautiful humans, where do I begin? First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! We have much to be grateful for, no matter what situation we are in – even if we are in the middle of a war. Once […]

Miracle Mornings for Muslims: All-Access Pass to the 5am Success Club

May Peace follow you everywhere, you beautiful, limitless human being! It’s your fave stubborn girl Mishi at it again. I know you (and I, both) expected Mish’s Metamorphosis Part II, and I sincerely thought about it. Then, I decided to postpone it till next Tuesday. There is something more urgent! A handful of my friends […]

I can’t do this alone.

As I waved to my friends and disappeared quickly down the subway steps, I shook my head. Laughing to myself – or maybe it was at myself, I jumped on the 6 train right as the doors slammed shut, heart beating rapidly. The year was 2014. It was the night before the blessed month of […]

So You Want to Change the World? Read this First.

Hey, you wonderfully curious, full-of-potential human. Yes, YOU there! How’s it going? Really, let’s take a minute. I want to know how you genuinely are, as a friend. Let’s do something crazy right now. Get up. Grab a pen and paper and write down the #1 problem in your life right now. Go look in […]

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