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Restrained return

Restrained return

Gary Semel’s hands trembled in anticipation of the moment he had waited for four months. Finally, he could kneel down in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World to propose to his girlfriend of two years, Tia Lovett, 50.

“For me, it’s about balancing the pragmatic with the creative”

“For me, it’s about balancing the pragmatic with the creative”

Debates over immigration and national identity dominate the political discourse in the Trump-era United States, but many Americans may be unaware that Australia has grappled with similar issues for decades.

“I enjoy human connections photography grants me”

“I enjoy human connections photography grants me”

It is rightly said that photography is a record of one’s living, for anyone who really sees. As a powerful medium of expression and communications, it offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Reining in the racism monster

Reining in the racism monster

Internet has been forced to acknowledge what the “Wild West” label really means: a mythology of individualism, iconoclasm and opportunity that almost always veils — and often encourages — racism, bigotry, chicanery and abuse, writes Mary McNamara

Tips on improving your prayers

Tips on improving your prayers

The following is some advice to help you preserve and safeguard your prayer, and perform it in a proper manner, which makes it more likely to be accepted,

Virtues and rewards of prayer in Islam

Virtues and rewards of prayer in Islam

The obligatory five daily prayers were prescribed during the night the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam (may Allah exalt his mention), ascended to the heavens, while the commands for the remaining acts of worship were revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, on earth. This indic

Self-care is everything but ‘care’

Self-care is everything but ‘care’

The field of mental wellness is abuzz with the idea of self-care. Apparently, doodling with glittery gel pens is the road to my mental wellness. So are bath salts, yoga, and watching a movie. Like a Chinese takeout menu, the options are numerous and I’m free to pick what I like.

The miracle of tidying up

The miracle of tidying up

Tidying up is a phrasal verb that means to put back things to their proper place. This act makes an initially jumbled place looks neat and more welcoming. In our lives, different aspects need cleaning and re-arranging.

At your service

At your service

Ever heard the saying ‘Work is Worship?” One of my favourite spiritual teachers in India has another similar lovely, beautiful saying….”Your mind should always be with him and your hands should be doing his work.”

Nature’s Effect

Nature’s Effect

How much of your time do you spend in nature? Do you have elements of nature around you and your home? These are the types of questions I remind to ask myself every few months to ensure that I am living a healthy lifestyle.

The four-week workout

The four-week workout

Aim to perform each exercise for 30 seconds, with no rest between moves. Then take one minute to recover before repeating.

A home away from home

A home away from home

The world was already reeling under issues such as inequality, exploitation, bigotry, and racism when the novel coronavirus came along with a new set of challenges some seven months ago.

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