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This Is What Mental Health Can Look Like If You’re a Minority

Disclaimer: This article is in no way meant to substitute for medical or mental health advice from a trained and educated mental health professional. Muslim Girl encourages those who need help to seek it, and encourages the use of resources such as therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and trained mental health professionals. You should never try…

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Why I’m at Peace During a Pandemic Despite My Anxiety

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11 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life Today (And Why They Work!)

Did you know that according to research a person has 80,000 thoughts a day? But here’s the surprising part…90 percent of these thoughts are actually recycled from the day before, and 80 percent of these are negative. Crazy right? So it makes sense why change can be so difficult, right? It is easy to live life…

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Watch: What Are the Islamic Ethics Surrounding Medical Issues Like COVID-19?

In this very beneficial talk, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi speaks with Dr. Aasim Padella regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the intersection of the Islamic medical ethics in modern times. This is a timely and imperative lecture which may answer many of your questions about COVID-19, including newer information about how the virus is now believed to…

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6 Self-Care Suggestions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Okay, so I don’t know about you, but I feel like running around in circles screaming. The schools are closed, and all events are cancelled. Everything is upended and in chaos. As a mental health professional, I thought I’d share a few self-care tips to help you stay sane (and calm!) during the coronavirus pandemic….

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Here’s How You Can Help Stop Coronavirus From Spreading

By now, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of coronavirus, which has become a global health pandemic per the World Health Organization (WHO) as of Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The virus has spread to virtually every region in the world, with cases in Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, and Australia, in at least 114 countries….

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How to Overcome Feelings of Shame

Have shame — the more shame you experience, the less likely you are to sin. Shame will stop you from sinning, because nobody wants to experience that feeling. A person without shame will destroy their lives. In some ways, those messages are accurate. Shame is a horrible feeling; it shows up as a pit in…

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This Is Why I Don’t Need to Be Less Sensitive

When I was a little girl, I was dubbed sensitive. I’d get upset when I was teased, and I was incredibly soft spoken. In those days, I was painfully shy and timid; the kind of child who’d stay away from sports because I wasn’t good at them, and stay away from other children because I…

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Sunnah Superfoods: Fabulous Figs

For the next edition in the Sunnah superfoods series, it’s FIG SEASON.  Figs can undoubtably, for some, be an acquired taste.  For one, they are less sweet than other fruits, and they also have a bit of a different textured skin.  Figs are one of the oldest crops cultivated by humans, going back perhaps 11,000…

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This May Be Why You Crave Chocolate During Your Period

True story:  We’re heading home from a relaxing ten day beach vacation on an island paradise. The kids are resting in the backseat, the trunk is full of shopping bags, and as we roll into a gas station to fill up the tank and grab some snacks for the long road home, I ask my husband…

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Using Exercise to Build a Better Relationship With Yourself

“Last year, I presented with severe knee pain. I had countless MRIs, X-rays, and saw almost every physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon in my area. However, despite all the payments I made, and doctors I visited, my knee did not get any better. I couldn’t squat, run, or do virtually anything I used to love…