Basic Pranic Healing Course

January 2, 2008 - 2 Responses

A very sweet gal introduced me to a new way of life recently, and I am so excited about it, that I would like to share it with all of you. Here are the details:

Pranic healing is a no-touch method of healing using energy. It can treat anything ranging from a headache, allergies, asthma and much more! Its very simple and very effective 🙂Try it and see for yourself!

Cost KD 88/-

Its a two day course, a teacher from Dubai will come to this event.

Limited Seats Hurry!

Timings:
Friday 25th of Jan 9am – 6pm
Saturday 26th of Jan 9am – 6pm

for more info http://www.pranichealingmea.com/

If you are interested, please message me so I can give you the details (location, etc)….and please spread the word!

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Tiger Eyes

January 2, 2008 - 8 Responses

 This poem is dedicated to, and written for my beloved son Yousef. I hope that one day you will grow up and read it to me.

 Tiger eyes, a glimpse of you is like magic,

My obsession with you is truly tragic,

Gazing into your eyes, I feel I could fly,

I will not let go, til the day I die,

 

Tiger Eyes, you’re like an open book,

I can read your life, simply through that look,

When you smile, my heart skips a beat,

And I remember the sweet pitter-patter of your feet,

 Tiger Eyes, If only I could show you how I love you so,

When you grow up, of me you would never let go,

But that time will come someday, I know

And all I will have, are sweet memories that I will never throw,

 

Tiger Eyes, I love you so,

Tiger Eyes, I love you so,

Tiger Eyes, Oh how I love you so.

Written By: Noura, Daughter of The Moon

Note: The poems that I post on this blog belong to me, and are written by me, so please do not steal them, and if you want to use them, please notify me first, thank you.

On Friendship

September 4, 2007 - 11 Responses

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Toomz asked me to talk about my ideal friendship. Thinking about my friends over the years, I realize that in the past, I always looked for close relationships, where I would just have one very close friend that I shared all my secrets with and spent all my time with. I never looked to make more friends, and I used to avoid the social scene. Maybe it’s the Cancer in me?

Then, as time went by, and as I encountered several bad friendship experiences, I began to let go of this “BFF” concept. I started looking for more shallow and distant friendships, where you would just hang out with several people, have a good time and that was it. Trust became an issue. In some ways I feel that has hurt many potentially good friendships because I used to back off when people would ask me questions that I would see personal. Sometimes I would even steer people in the wrong direction and give them an impression of me that really isn’t “me”. I guess that was my way of protecting myself.

 Today, it’s a mix of both. I do have those close friends whom I have learned to trust and pour my heart out to, and I also have the friends whom I only socialize with. I love them all!

 I still haven’t answered the question though. What’s my idea of an ideal friendship? An ideal friend (in my opinion), is one who tries to be there whenever you need them, and if they were unable to, they would explain why they weren’t, just to make sure you know that they tried. Someone who doesn’t push you into answering questions that you don’t wanna answer…they would wait for you to open up on your own. Someone who just has a good time with you no matter what you’re doing…being shopping and partying all day, or just moping aroung on the couch. Someone who doesn’t talk behind your back.

The list goes on….but sadly, I’m at work and I got heaps to finish! In summary…somebody who is PERFECT ;p

My Perspective on The Atkins Diet

August 14, 2007 - 5 Responses

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Working as a Dietitian can be a very stressful job. It’s like being a teacher, except a lot of the time you’re teaching people who think they already know everything you’ve got to say (the key word here being THINK). A dietitian knows so much about food and nutrition, that sometimes it becomes overwhelming trying to pass this knowledge on to others; now in Kuwait, those “others” are usually very ignorant. During my clinic, I see a lot of patients who have numerous problems; mainly Diabetes, Obesity, and High blood cholesterol levels. Sometimes I wonder where I should begin. How am I going to pass all this knowledge that I have to this person sitting infront of me in a period of 25 minutes (it sounds long, but believe you me, it’s VERY SHORT! It feels like 1 minute!!!). Unfortunately (and believe me I truly feel saddened by this fact), most of those patients who come to visit me are not interested in what I have to say. All they want is a piece of paper that tells them what they should have for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and they hope for a Diet Pill as well. And as soon as they pop The Question (and no, in this case the questions isn’t “will you marry me” 😛 It’s  “Can you prescribe me a Diet Pill??”) I feel like everything I said to them was completely and utterly POINTLESS. The words “Diet pills may cause heart attacks and sudden death” just seem to go through one ear, and right out the other!!! Who cares!! I’ll take a chance and die!!! Just make me lose weight as fast as possible, without making me reduce the massive amount of food I’m consuming on a daily basis!!!!

Then, I give them my famous look of death. The one that says, if you’re gonna say diet pill one more time, I’m gonna take that day off :p So then, they refer to the all-so-famous Atkins Diet. Now, I’m not gonna get into a discussion here about why I am totally and utterly against it, simply because I’ve had enough of explaining that! I’m just gonna give you guys an example…a REAL LIFE example of what happened to one of MY patients, when she didn’t listen to me, and decided to follow that diet. And mind you she got it from a very famous Dr here who thinks he can give dietary advice just because he’s a Doctor. Excuse me, you’re a Doctor, you’re not a Dietitian…we don’t interfere in your work, so make our lives easier and stay the hell out of our job!!! You’re just making it HELL for us!!!

Anyway, now that I got that out of my system… yesterday afternoon, my patient approached me in the hall, bawling her eyes out. I asked her to come to my office and we can have a chat. She admitted (which was brave of her), that she took the Atkins Diet after visiting that Famous Dr and she followed it for a period of 2 weeks. The first couple of days she was ok, didn’t feel anything. Then, the 3rd day she started to feel tired and faint. within the first week she fainted about 3 times. On the second week, She started to shiver (this is because her body wasn’t getting enough Carbohydrates and Carbs are extremely important for our body), so she couldn’t bare with it and started eating sweets like crazy…she had 50 Dates in one go!! That was her body crying out for Carbs!!! She was out of control. After doing that she fainted twice and ended up hospitalized. Guess what they found out? She has Diabetes. Now, I’m not saying The Atkins’ Diet caused that….it didn’t…she was showing early signs of Diabetes from before, but it would have been controlled through a balanced diet…but after starving herself from CArbs, an then suddenly endulging it, she put her body into shock, and now her poor Pancreas is confused and has no idea what’s going on. Doctor said she has to start on pills if her blood sugar doesn’t go down within the next 2 weeks through following a Diet. So, what happened exactly? She managed to speed up the process of becoming a Diabetic on Oral Medication, instead of being normal and just watching out on what she eats so she doesn’t develop Diabetes! Not to mention, her blood cholesterol levels sky rocketed!! They were normal last month!

In my ideal world, my patients would listen to what I have to say. Not only would they do that, they would actually follow my advice, so that I don’t have to watch them suffer later. It was very unfortunate what happened to her. She will be the example that I tell my patients about when they ask me about such diets. Please, spread the word…. it’s time our society becomes aware of these things…and not just aware, they should take it seriously. If you think this won’t happen to you, you are wrong. Everyone thinks that bad things won’t happen to them….and that’s how bad things end up happening to them….

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August 6, 2007 - One Response

Just testing this thing…