Let me ask you something. If you were to step outside your house right now and see a big angry boy bullying a scared little girl (or a scared little boy, this part doesn’t matter, just stay with me), what will you do? What is your first instinct at that moment? What does your mind tell your body to do instantly? [Read more…]
Hello. I am an immigrant too, a first generation immigrant to the US where my family and I have called home since August 7th, 1989.
I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. When I went to highschool in South Carolina, nobody knew where my country was on the world map!! It’s embarrassing enough being a foreigner and awkward enough being a teenager, but neither compares to how foolish you feel when you get head shakes – “no clue where that is!!” – to that most dreaded questions for all immigrants: “So where are you from?”
A part of me wanted to scream at these clueless teenagers who had more than ruined my image of the perfect American teenager and say: “If you don’t know basic geography, maybe you shouldn’t be asking the question?” [Read more…]
At the core of our desires is living a life of purpose and meaning.
At the core of a life of purpose and meaning is being of service to others.
At the core of being of service to others is finding peace and happiness. [Read more…]
The Love Affair with Being Right
It is ultimately wrongness not rightness that can teach us who we are. ~Kathryn Schulz
I am astonished by how many bright, amazing, talented, skillful and beautiful women just flat out sabotage their own success. Simply astonished! [Read more…]
Growing up is hard enough. Why make it harder on purpose?
I remember being 11-years old and getting plucked from one country to another – Iran to Turkey to be exact – only to be plucked again at 14 from Turkey to America. Try adjusting as a normal kid in an American high school as a kid from the middle east. Yeah. That was not fun.
I’m sure your childhood was hard in its own way. Your family [Read more…]