Self Care (2): Towards a Healthy Heart & Mind

Assalamu’alaikum & Marhaba!

If you have not already read the first part in this series, please click here!  Today I am going to be sharing the “prescription” towards healing your heart taught by Sister Yasmin Mogahed in her class, A Sacred Conversation.  I will be taking it a step further by providing some ideas to help implement her advice in your daily life with kids.

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Brazil, 2016

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Self Care (1): The Core of My Heart

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Recently, there have been numerous articles online and blog posts from fellow moms about the importance of self-care.  I had drafted a post myself about the topic and various suggestions such as exercise, eating healthy, and other forms of “me time.”  But while re-reading it, I felt I was just regurgitating what was already out there.

 

In hindsight, all those other things I began to do to take care of myself were distractions from the real problem and not really helping me the way I hoped.  There is nothing wrong with spa days and taking time to read or relax.  However, there was something far more pressing that I needed to take care of if I really wanted to feel better.  And that was the state of my heart, a topic I do not believe is addressed often enough as part of “self-care.” Continue reading

Hajj Unit Study Part 3: Mina & Mt Arafat

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Here is the third and final part of our hajj unit study.  For parts one and two, refer to the bottom of the post.

Mina

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Hajj Study Unit Part 2: Tawaaf & Sa’i

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Here are the directions for the Mecca-Haram section of the diorama and the continuation of the Hajj Study Unit.  For Part 1, click here.

The Kaabah

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Hajj Unit Study: Introduction

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Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim readers!

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It has been far too long since I posted.  A quick explanation – I wanted to focus all of my attention on preparing and setting up a strong homeschooling routine.  I was all over the place before I started the KHT Online Montessori course.  I took time to organize myself and prepare.  I will be posting more about it all soon! Continue reading