Be a Doer Not a Dreamer (On Reading the “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes)

“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. Maybe you know exactly what you dream of being. Or maybe you’re paralysed because you have no idea what your […]

A Permission Slip to Go and Do Things – “Our Turn” by Kirstine Stewart & “The Hustle Economy”

I’ve been thinking a lot about work and careers recently. After living in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost two years, I started a new job in an unfamiliar field in 2017. That job involved a country change as well, and because of my new role and new home, I’ve been thinking a lot about how my […]

The Colour of God – Book Review and Reflections

Seriously Planning · Episode 35 -The Colour Of God Book Review And Reflections I love memoirs. There was a time though, when it was hard to find good memoirs by Muslim women. More than ten years ago, the memoirs I read would disappoint me because they would leave their storytelling project to defend Islam.  Long […]

From Whole Selves to Deep Relationships – Six Teachings from Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva

“We are all related, all connected. The Native way is to bring the oppressor into our circle of healing. Healing cannot occur unless everyone is part of the process. Let it begin.” (p.181) In my first job after graduate school, I coordinated a fundraising campaign supporting social priorities in the Greater Vancouver area that raised […]