Self Improvement

How OCD can be the BEST disorder to have

“When you say ‘control freak’ and ‘OCD’ and ‘organized,’ that suggests someone who’s cold in nature, and I’m just not. Like, I’m really open when it comes to letting people in. But I just like my house to be neat, ...

5 Steps to Making the Most of Your Therapy Session

“I’ve realized therapy is incredibly therapeutic” ~ Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me You have an entire hour dedicated to you to address your life’s issues and struggles so why not make the most of each session?  I see so ...

Making Time for Therapy

Making your mental health a priority can improve your life in all areas, including financially and your relationships. Not investing in your mental health can also cost you time, money, jobs, and joy in your life. In this video, I ...

The Negative Impact of Stress on Anxiety

High levels of stress can worsen your anxiety. In this video I address how you can manage your stress levels for more control of your anxiety. When your stress level is manageable, your anxiety becomes more manageable. The first step ...

Top 10 Effective (Medication Free) Strategies For Dealing With Anxiety

“O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men”. ~Al-Bukhari    Anxiety is the number one disorder in the ...

Step by Step Guide to Setting Achievable Goals

“Deciding to commit yourself to long-term results rather than short-term fixes is as important as any decision you’ll make in your lifetime.” ~Tony Robbins Download your FREE copy of THE TOP 5 STRATEGIES FOR GREAT MENTAL HEALTH here.

Why God Isn’t My Psychotherapist

Original Post by Jola Szymanska, at Aleteia.org “Prayer is important, and even indispensable, part of our lives — but it isn’t everything. God can perform miracles, but usually He works through natural means. He expects us to trust in Him and ...

My Mother was a Secret: A hidden diagnosis and a ...

Posted by Permission:  Naureen Ahmed, Original Post MuslimMatter.com My parents married each other in the late 70’s in Karachi. They moved to Brooklyn, NY, where my mother gave birth to my two sisters in a span of 13 months. My ...

21 Ways to Say Goodbye to Bad Relationships and Move ...

By: Ehab Hassan, Original Post MuslimMatters.org   So you finally came to your senses. That girl or guy you’ve been talking to is not the best thing that’s ever happened to you, and definitely not helping you advance or get ...

When the Prophet Cares

Guest Post:  Omar Sallam “Those who show mercy will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful.” Mercy is a Divine attribute of God, the aim of the Prophetic role, and a virtue brought forward every time a reader reads the ...

Cyber bullying and its Repercussions on a Person’s Life

  Guest Post By: Tasniya Sultana   Today, I broke down crying. I cried for a good half an hour to 45 minutes because I felt as though I could feel the pain and frustrations of everyone who has been ...

What’s Really Happening When You Vent All the Time

By Martha Beck   “Yes, your situation is infuriating. And yes, complaining bitterly can make you feel better but only up to a point”. ~ Martha Beck   Oh, the joy of collective bitching! How sweet it is to speak ...

7 Types of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

Originally posted by Amen Clinics Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the most well-recognized childhood developmental problems. But it doesn’t end in childhood. Did you know that a full 60% of those diagnosed with ADD in childhood will continue to ...

Dealing with “Toxic” Friends

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi Do you have a “friend” whom you’re always trying to avoid? Do you send their calls to voice mail and hope they don’t call back? Does being around them for longer than a ...

Anger Management

  “Anger is the energy that people use in order to act.  But when you are angry, you are not lucid, and you might do wrong things” ~Thich Nhat Hanh. Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi Anger, as an ...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

    For victims of other forms of abuse, one way to begin the healing process on your own is by evaluating the standards with which you judge yourself. Ask yourself, “Whose ideal of me am I trying to live ...

10 Steps to Overcoming Envy

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi Abu Huraryah (ra) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When one of you sees someone who has been blessed more than him in money or appearance, then let him look ...

Can Shopping Be An Addiction?

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping.  Men invade another country.  It’s a whole different way of thinking.  ~Elayne Boosler   For some going to the mall with their friends and splurging on beautiful items is thrilling.  Some ...

Ten Effective Stress Solutions

  “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi The American Medical Association links stress to 60% of all human illness and disease.  Stress can ...

The “Parentification” Trap: Dangers of An Enmeshed Parent-Child Relationship!

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”  – Khalil Gibran ...