Posts in self love
DailyRi 040: My Pretty Purple Planet Explained

i talk a lot about living on my “pretty purple planet” without explaining what i really mean by it. my planet has helped me navigate the world as a stronger, more peaceful person.

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DailyRi 039: Watching the Stars Align

the stars are aligning like never before, & i am so grateful for it. so many weird AF moments keep happening (this week was weird man), but i can now see how they’re designed to prepare me to continue proudly walking in my purpose.

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DailyRi 038: What Mama Taught Me About Mental Health

my mom had it a lot harder than i ever will, & every day, i’m blown away by the lives she has outlived to be here.

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DailyRi 037: "Anyone Who Stays Quiet from the Truth Is a Silent Devil"

the truth always prevails - regardless how unpopular or controversial it may seem.

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DailyRi 036: The Dearborn Girl Starter Pack

every dearborn girl has a story, & we’re creating space for them on our podcast - live this spring. read on to access our starter pack - everything a dearborn girl needs to know to be on our show!

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DailyRi 035: My Morning Routine ft. the Headspace App

dearborn girls are taking over the world. learn more about the dearborn girl podcast, our first official coffee date at qahwah house, & how you can get involved. WE ARE SO EXCITED!

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DailyRi 034: My Morning Routine ft. the Headspace App

dearborn girls are taking over the world. learn more about the dearborn girl podcast, our first official coffee date at qahwah house, & how you can get involved. WE ARE SO EXCITED!

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DailyRi 033: My 2019 Mood In A Series of HAPPY AF Tweets

2019 has been absolutely phenomenal. if my 2019 tweets are any indication of how happy i’ll be for the rest of this year, safe to say these vibes are here to stay.

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DailyRi 032: What Meditation Is Teaching Me About Judgment

meditation has been teaching me that i judge myself harder than i thought i did, and that meditation might be the answer to all of my self-doubt issues after all.

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DailyRi 031: My Morning Routine ft. the Headspace App

dearborn girls are taking over the world. learn more about the dearborn girl podcast, our first official coffee date at qahwah house, & how you can get involved. WE ARE SO EXCITED!

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DailyRi 030: The Dearborn Girl Takeover

dearborn girls are taking over the world. learn more about the dearborn girl podcast, our first official coffee date at qahwah house, & how you can get involved. WE ARE SO EXCITED!

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DailyRi 028: Why I'm NOT Recruiting for Internships/Full Time Jobs

so i’m not recruiting for other internships. i don’t want to work for bcg or procter & gamble or google. i want to work for someone who is doing the kind of work i can envision myself doing, who is using their platform to impact millions of people around the world through storytelling, empathy & radical love. getting over my self doubt has helped me find the courage to audaciously say that i want to do the same. i want to impact millions of people globally via digital media, & i am willing to play the long game to get there.

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DailyRi 027: Dearborn Girl, a podcast

dearborn girl is the name of our soon-to-be weekly podcast, a show that features dearborn [arab/muslim] women & their awesome stories. the objective of this podcast is for arab &/or muslim women in our community to air out the parts of their stories they want to share. we know that our episodes will spur much needed conversation within our dearborn community, as well as other predominantly arab &/or muslim communities globally.

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DailyRi 026: What My Storytelling Workshop Taught Me About Legacy

i have become obsessed with the idea of leaving people, places & things better than i found them. that sentence drives everything i do: from my day to day interactions, to my professional pursuits. & i've decided that i want the series of stories i leave behind to share that as their common theme. & i wonder how much different this world would be if each of us picked a "title" or mission statement & decided to use that to drive our every move. something tells me we would all live much more fulfilling lives if we decided to live on purpose.

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DailyRi 024: Surviving (& Thriving) Through Social Anxiety

many of us feel gratitude, but to me, expressing gratitude is synonymous with service. personally, it is a humble reminder every single day that nobody owes me anything, & that everything i “have” is merely borrowed. i am borrowing this body, so i’d better take care of it by minding my health. this mind is not mine, so i’d better take care of it by continuing to stimulate it intellectually & cleanse it from all toxins. this heart is not mine, so i’d better take care of it by protecting it from anything or anyone that cannot handle it with care. & lastly, no space i occupy belongs to me. no person i interact with is “mine.” one day, I’ll have to return all of these blessings I’ve been showered with, so i’d better express my gratitude by leaving all places & things better than i found them. 

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DailyRi 023: What My Positive Orgs Class Taught Me About Expressing Gratitude

many of us feel gratitude, but to me, expressing gratitude is synonymous with service. personally, it is a humble reminder every single day that nobody owes me anything, & that everything i “have” is merely borrowed. i am borrowing this body, so i’d better take care of it by minding my health. this mind is not mine, so i’d better take care of it by continuing to stimulate it intellectually & cleanse it from all toxins. this heart is not mine, so i’d better take care of it by protecting it from anything or anyone that cannot handle it with care. & lastly, no space i occupy belongs to me. no person i interact with is “mine.” one day, I’ll have to return all of these blessings I’ve been showered with, so i’d better express my gratitude by leaving all places & things better than i found them. 

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DailyRi 022: The Business Case Against Being “Everybody’s Type”

in my marketing class last quarter, we talked about how brands position themselves & segment certain markets. we discussed the “niche” market & how, sometimes, the fact that certain demographics NOT being interested in a product speaks to a strong brand identity. for example, the fact that a white woman would never look twice at a hair care product for women with thick, curly hair texture (clearly targeted towards minority women) reinforces this brand’s strong identity.

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DailyRi 017: What I Mean When I Say I'm Single "AF"

i’ve been intentionally single for over 7 years. no boyfriend. no real commitment. at 16, i promised myself i wouldn’t be in a relationship until i truly felt i loved myself first. (damn! it’s taken you this long to love yourself? yea man - go read my post on self love. sh*t is serious.) when i turned 24, i started to think i was ready for my future husband.

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