Keeping the faith in 2018: new year, new goals!

I’ve decided that my motto for this year will be “Keep the faith”. That means that no matter what happens in 2018 I will keep believing that great things are ahead and always remain hopeful. As with every year I have chosen specific goals that will help to expand my potential, bring more peace into my life and help me to see the world from a different perspective.
Towards the end of 2017 I became very lazy and idle, and I think it might have been because I was overambitious and gave myself too many goals to achieve and too many things to focus on throughout that year.

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More from Greece!

Greece was amazingly, fantastically, exceptionally, incredibly, beautifully brilliant and it was an unforgettable first visit to the country. The weather was divine, the beaches were stunning and the people were exceptionally friendly and warm.

I visited Athens, Serifos and Syros during an 11-day adventure which was plenty of time to explore everything as a solo traveller. Whilst on the islands I stayed in small apartments that were all walking distance from the ports, good beaches, historical sites and decent restaurants.

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4 sold out shows of Bite Your Tongue

We finished our final show on Saturday and I just cannot believe our luck. That was our 4th sold out show and we had another full-house standing ovation. The feedback that we got from the audience was just incredible. People felt moved, inspired, provoked, enraged, they could relate to so many of the topics we touched upon during our hour long performance and lots said they would love to watch it again with friends and family who missed the show.

I am so grateful that we were able to affect our audience, show after show, by unapolegetically sharing our truth and our story. Continue reading

Bite Your Tongue rehearsal photos!

Only 7 days until showtime. Come join us for a night of great theatre at Hackney Showroom on 31st August, 1st & 2nd September at 7.30pm!

Bite Your Tongue is the latest show from Talawa Theatre Company’s TYPT.

Enough is enough!
How long can we do nothing?
How long can we bite our tongues?

In a city fracturing under the weight of hate and fear, a movement grows.

A new tower can be spotted on the skyline, nestled in between the glittering symbols of the city’s wealth and power.

Built by different hands.
Occupied by different bodies.

As the media becomes more divisive and political leaders lay blame on ‘both sides’, Bite Your Tongue asks whether we should find ways to come together or express ourselves on our own terms. Continue reading

End of Day 2: Introduction to Life Coaching

My 2 day ‘Introduction to Life Coaching’ with The Coaching Academy is now all done and I literally feel like my mind has opened up to a brand new way of thinking, living and being.

The Coaching Academy

The day was split into two parts. During the first half of the day we looked at personal beliefs and what effect they have on our behaviour. In general, beliefs can be categorised in two ways: they either prevent from taking action or they empower us to take action. Most astonishingly, for many of the beliefs that we hold, we aren’t even aware that we have them as they are so deep-rooted and ingrained in us; in short, they are subconscious beliefs that have never (or rarely) been challenged during our lifetime.

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End of day 1: Introduction to Life Coaching

Simply put, today was absolutely amazing. I finished Day 1 of my ‘Introduction to Life Coaching’ and I feel extremely inspired and super, super excited for the future.

The seminar was run by The Coaching Academy who offer various programmes to train people to become life coaches within a specific field e.g. coaching for the youth, small business coaching or coaching within the corporate world.

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‘Crush it: Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion’ by Gary Vaynerchuk

I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Crush It’, which only took me a matter of hours, because the style is very honest, engaging and to the point.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a social media entrepreneur, wine connoisseur and CEO based in the USA. He has successfully utilised various social media platforms to promote his business Wine Library, eventually becoming a sought-after expert on entrepreneurship and social media marketing. He’s also established himself as a great businessman and investor, all the while continuing to grow his enormous online following. As of today he has over 800,000 subscribers on Youtube, 1.52 million followers on Twitter and 2.1 million likes on his Facebook page. Incredible, right?

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Living the dream

I had ordered about 20+ prospectuses from different UK universities to find a degree course that was right for me. I was 17 years old and in my last year of school. I thought what I really wanted to study was Maths and Econometrics – as if I even knew what that meant anyway. I had also considered French, Politics, Drama, Arabic, Economics, Spanish and various combinations of all of the above.

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