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Lia Living  Hybrid Doc πŸ‡΄πŸ‡² πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ with a passion for fashion. Modesty fashion blogger/stylist. DM me for outfit questions! Check out my blog/Youtube

"As you start to walk out on the way, way appears. "
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I have heard different versions of this the past few weeks from different source; my friends, in an article I read and even in a recent sermon that I attended. It has applied to my life in so many ways; with respect to my marriage, my career choices and most recently with how I am going get through Ramadan, lol. I was struggling with the idea of fasting while working long hours and meeting the balance of attending taraweeh and finding time to read Quran. Hamdulila, so far I have been able too find something resembling balance and for the past couple of days even found a way to continue to incorporate a workout routine in my day too. I have noticed an improvement in my mood and hope to salvage some of the muscle tone I was working on prior to Ramadan. .
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Here's what I do :
20-30 min focused workout 1 hr prior to iftar. I usually spin, then use weights to help tone upper/ lower body and abs. .
What about you? Have you been able to find balance yet? Do you workout while fasting?
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Jumua Mubarak peeps. Happy Friday!
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"And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided." (2:186)
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Today's sermon was beautiful, the Imam delved into the beauty behind the verse above and suddenly made clear the various meanings and layers behind specific use of wording. Of course I know the Quran is an intentional work but when I understand the various meanings behind usage of specific language in the Quran it renders me even more at awe. I won't be able to go into as much detail as the Imam but a simple example is use of "when" and not "if" my servant asks.. that simple difference infers hope and positivity, hope that His servant WILL eventually ask of his maker.
Isn't that beautiful?
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If you made it this far, what shoes do you think I wore with this outfit?

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Ramadan Mubarak!
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Since I started living in the West, I seem to have mixed feelings at the start of Ramadan. On one hand I am always excited about the opportunity to focus all my efforts on achieving a higher level of spirituality, forgiveness and understanding that is packed into the month. I look forward to attending late night prayers in congregation and the sense of community that is so beautifully displayed during this month. I look forward to that first bite or sip at the end of a very long day of fasting and all the time that I suddenly have for contemplation and self reflection because I am not worried about what to eat/prepare for my next meal. .
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On the other hand, I feel a little apprehensive about working for 10.5 hours out of my day without being grumpy towards my patients or coworkers. I am apprehensive at the lack of sleep I will experience due to wanting to stay up and read a little more Quran or pray a little longer too. Maybe I am just over thinking it, as I usually tend to, because every year I make it through and by the end wish I could have a few more days. That feeling of wanting more, that's what I really look forward to every year. .
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Will you be fasting this year? What is your biggest struggle during Ramadan?
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When I married my husband I knew he came with beautiful (inside and out) bonus boys. Don't roll your eyes but being a step mom has it's challenges. I am so blessed to have awesome stepsons. They make it easy ❀
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I was quite impressed that they made this card (swipe) of their own volition and my hubby did not coerce nor bribe them in to it. (I double checked). ________________
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I know that my mom made a lot of sacrifices for her 5 children and that is the case for the majority of mothers. May Allah bless them and allow us to continue to honor our mothers every day whether they are still with us or not.
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Jumua Mubarak peeps. "Slow down and enjoy life. It's not just the scenery you miss by going too fast - you miss the sense of where you are going and why. "

I am trying to stop living for the weekend and try to start enjoying the process so each day I am going to try to find and appreciate something, weather it's a yummy treat, paying someone a compliment, a long walk outdoors, catching up with a friend or some online shopping. How do you keep your daily grind from getting to you?
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Also because it's almost the weekend! Did you know smiling is contagious? It also makes you appear more attractive to others and can lift your mood. It's easy and costs nothing. Try it out 😁
A good cup of coffee is usually guaranteed to make me smile. What about you, what makes you smile?
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I screen my patients regularly for depression and not a day goes by that I don't find a positive screen. I have noticed that most people suffer in silence. Iusually gear different answers for why They haven't sought care. One I have heard often is that they don't "believe" in depression or treatment including medications and/or counseling. No one hesitates to see their provider for chest pain, pain caused by mental health is no less important.
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So, answer me this, in the past 2 weeks, have you experienced
1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things?
2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
If you answered yes to both, please reach out to your provider for further wall eval.
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Sundaze state of mind
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"Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners".
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When's the last time you indulged in self care? Where it's going your nails done or saying something nice to yourself in the mirror. There are enough people out in the world eager to criticize, somedays yours may be the only one with something nice to say ❀
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Also are espadrilles coming back this summer, because I found my favorite pair!

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Jumua Mubarak peeps.
It's been too long since we talked fam. What's good? Less than 2 weeks until Ramadan. You ready?
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Pro tip; if you haven't bought a pair, get some white shoes this summer. You can thank me later πŸ˜‰

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Representation matters
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Imagine going to an All Black themed party dressed in red because you didn't get the memo. Imagine how uncomfortable it may feel as throughout the evening people continued to point out the "wrong" color of your dress. Imagine now how excited You may feel to see another person walk in with a red dress (also missed the memo, lol). That has been how I feel as a hijabi sometimes. I am usually the only hijabi at my doctor's office, the grocery store, post office, at work... The excitement when I see another hijabi at any of these mundane places is real.
That feeling, is why representation matters.
That's one reason I am sooo excited to be reppin' modest fashion at @rcubedlifestyle anniversary celebration fashion show tomorrow. If you're free please stop by and check it out!
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"Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift."
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What a gift to be able to unplug and live in the moment. How often to do we actually do that though? I was forced to do that on a trip last weekend (due to very minimal cell service) but ended up having an amazing trip and an experience I won't forget. We are forever on some form of technology, using it trying to stay connected up to date and relevant. Have you tried letting it go, for a few hours? A day? Seriously, what's the longest you've been away from a screen? Let me know below!
Pc: @lilmohanna

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On another note, I am wearing another @oola_sports top and felt totally comfy and BO friendly in this!
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