Growing up, I so desperately wanted to celebrate Christmas. I always felt like I was missing out on the best holiday of the year.Read More
I was picked up by the Uber driver.
I wasn't in a talking mood. But there was something so gentle about him, so spiritual.
An older gentleman wearing a military veteran's cap stood behind me in the checkout aisle.
I looked at him. And he looked at me.Read More
There is a profound tradition in the Islamic faith for when a person is laid to rest.
There is a spiritual bond with this earth, regardless of which faith you believe in.Read More
I used to be so uncomfortable dining alone. I'd ask the waitress to seat me in a corner of the restaurant. I tried to look like I was a piece of furniture, so that I wouldn't be noticeable to others.
My old mentor always said to me, "don't think he/she/it is bad or good: it's never one way or the other."Read More
I was recently visiting the majestic Niagara Falls. I was on the Hornblower cruise boat, wearing my bright red plastic poncho that was to protect me from the cold gushing waters from the falls.Read More
When I found out that my favorite author was coming to San Francisco for a lecture to promote her new book, I was thrilled. I read her first book 17 years ago and I've been her ardent fan since.Read More
I've always heard about the importance of writing a gratitude journal. It's something I thought about doing for a long time but I could never stick to it. So when I signed up to do this 30 days ago on a whim, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to commit.Read More
She was making her way back home to Gaza, and as we said our good byes, her final words to me were, "You have no idea how difficult my life is." She was right.Read More
What was the most important thing you learned in the last five weeks? “I learned to depend on myself.” Enas Hamra, TechWomen FellowRead More
I am excited to launch my new podcast series, “Confessions of Successful Asian Women”, a platform for women to connect, share and inspire.Read More