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10 Ways to Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Who says you only get to treat yourself on Valentine’s Day if you belong with “lovebirds”? If you’re a single woman, and you’re reading this, it’s your calling to show yourself the love that you deserve! Love is in the air around this time of year, and YOU deserve to feel as loved as anyone…

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5 Anti-Aging Remedies to Preserve Your Youth

Many people perceive the aging process to be undesirable. When an individual looks in the mirror and discovers new signs of the aging process (gray hairs, fine lines), it’s not uncommon for panic to set in their heart. While everyone grows older, some people can thrive and look more youthful as they increase in age….


This Video About Self-Love Is All You Need To See Today

Love is in the air or something like that, so everyone is saying. If you don’t have a valentine or galentine, you’re probably safe from the haram police at least. But that’s neither here nor there because this isn’t a post to debate whether or not V-day is haram or not. All joking aside, we…


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….


Start Your Week With These 7 Affirmations

Bismillah. I used to not believe in the effect that affirmations have on our mindset. I would associate affirmations with what I thought to be cliche messages like “You’re a rockstar,” or “Believe in yourself.” Then one day, I took an imposter syndrome workshop at this co-working space in Chicago. I learned that “Imposter Syndrome,”…


5 Ways to Make Change Less Stressful

Change. A word that doesn’t settle well with me at all. Even as a child, I was never good with change. I always had to be mentally prepared for every little thing. Five more minutes of playing with blocks before moving on to painting! That was what I needed. Stability was something that I yearned…


How Can I Rise Above Toxic Family Members?

We’ve all got them, and their true faces come out during the most pivotal times in our lives. Some of us don’t even know we are being abused, or remain in denial of the abuse. Coming to a point of realization isn’t incredibly easy. It takes taking a serious step back and analyzing your surroundings…


Read My Lips: Ugly Doesn’t Exist

It’s so hard to believe that our imperfections are in fact normal and common. It’s hard to accept that the “flaws” aren’t real, and that ugly doesn’t exist. Society, media, and beauty industries have influenced us all our lives. We have grown to give into the lies that stretch marks need to disappear; that pimples…


Here’s What the Quran Says About Self-Care

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…


Do You Know How to Tackle Your Trauma?

With the incredible suffering Muslims are experiencing due to globally sky-rocketing cases of Islamophobia, it wouldn’t be surprising if most Muslims were feeling a pretty high degree of trauma right now. As some may be aware, trauma-informed care is a buzzword in mental health. People drop it in conversation all the time. The buzzword gained…


How Hard Did Age Hit You?

We live in a youth-obsessed culture. Advertisers bombard us with products claiming to hold the key to eternal youth–buy this and you will look and feel younger. As if our value slowly diminishes with age. Society plants the seed that these are the best years of our lives. Websites provide endless lists of things we…