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A Therapist’s 12 Signs You Need Therapy

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One of my main realizations after working as a therapist in Egypt for over fiver years was that almost everyone around me felt as though they needed help. It’s almost a given that when people find out what I do for a living they pull me into a deep side conversation about the distress and…

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The One Thing You Need To Do Before Falling In Love With Someone

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“My hope. My life. My Love. I love you. You made me live the love, with you it’s a thousand love. With each look at you, I love you. Oh I love you. I love you all over again…” These words are not only part of a song from Egypt`s most famous singer Oum Kalthoum,…

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When Obsessing Over Clean Eating Becomes An Eating Disorder

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We’ve all heard of anorexia and bulimia, but the most newly identified eating disorder hits close to home for many of us, especially in the health and wellness fields. While at first glance, one may be perceived as simply health conscious, anything can be harmful when taken a step too far. This can lead to…

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MEET Nermine Noeman: Life Coach by Day, Belly Dancing Instructor by Night

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What if your life coach told you to go dancing? If you’re not so outgoing or ‘skilled’ you might hesitate. So what if your life coach told you to go belly dancing? Would you burst out laughing or be there in a heartbeat? It might sound incredibly odd and not like the most rational advice…

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#CrispReads: Stories of Change and Transformation

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Early spring is always a time for change. It’s that time of the year when things are growing again after going through all the phases, and it’s time for the sun to shine brightly and to feel refreshed. This is what the list for this month is made up of: life-changing decisions and marked transformations.…

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El-Bab El-Maftouh: The Story of a Woman Who Breaks Down Social Barriers

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“Eh heya el osoul?” But what are these traditions and customs that we’re always told we need to abide by, Laila often demands of her mother in frustration. Lateefa El Zayat’s voice reaches us through Laila’s, and echoes with all of us to this day, over fifty years later. Laila is a middle-class Egyptian living in…

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#LifeAdvice: 100 Days of Life with Ahmed El Aawar

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With a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, an MBA in management and several accreditations in life coaching from all over the world, Ahmed El Aawar is one of the best people to guide us with our lives. He is also founder and lead instructor at Life Coaching Egypt – LCE, which gives workshops and training…

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10 Love Stories You Won’t Forget

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These are not the cliché love stories where the hero and heroine automatically get together at the end. Much more than that, all these picks discuss timeless love in one way or the other. They tell us stories about teenage romance, early courtship, doomed love and allow us to reflect on the many, many challenges…

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When Saying No Means Saying Yes to Yourself

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We are often told that we should learn to draw boundaries and say no more often. Having the ability to say no means having an active say in our lives and not allowing whatever winds that come along to blow us with them. It is not as easy as it sounds, though. We’re sometimes unable,…

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The Unexpected Benefits of Letting Go

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After reading the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, (highly recommended!) we were inspired to give our own two cents regarding de-cluttering and organizing your surroundings, including your closet of course. As we enter the new year, so many of us are looking to get rid of any excess emotional baggage we have been…

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The 5 Best Books for Your Break: The List You Need to Curl up With

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These are not how-to manuals or self-help advice books with fancy names, because the truth is you don’t always need self-help books; you can help yourself with any book. Some of these books are fiction, some real, but what they all have in common is experience, inspiration and some wonderful writing. They are the perfect…

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Excellent Educational Apps for Children

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In an ideal world we would limit our children’s access to technology and have their source of entertainment be nature and physical activities outside 24/7. But that is only possible in an ideal world; and it’s particularly difficult to implement in Cairo’s crazy streets. Sometimes the only way to entertain your kids is indoors. This…

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