• Tarot

    How to get started with tarot: five tips for beginners

    I’ll never say it enough: the benefits of tarot as a spiritual practice are countless. You gain introspection and self-knowledge as you use the cards to explore who you are. You get to uncover hidden opportunities (and blockages), and with that knowledge, you become able to create the life that you want. And at the same time, you gain a mindful self-care practice that is all about you, and a useful and fun skill you can use for yourself, for your friends, and even professionally! The latter is what I did. I learned tarot in 2015, and now, I have built a career where it plays a big part! And…

  • Cards of the Week

    Tarot Cards of the Week | June 1st – June 7th, 2020

    Hello my darlings! This post is a little later than usual because I spent the whole day battling with YouTube so I could upload the video version, after doing a live reading on Facebook. On top of this, Amazon’s KDP has temporarily removed the e-book version of You Hold The Cards from their store because for some strange reason, they suspected copyright infringement (the paperback version is still up, even if the content in both books is exactly the same). Mercury Retrograde: J-16. I know, right? They sent me an email saying I had five days to resolve the issue, to which I replied immediately explaining that hadn’t committed any…

  • Spirit

    Psychic attacks and how to protect yourself from them

    I was driving back home on a sunny afternoon, sipping on my Starbucks iced passion tea and thinking joyfully of the summer days. The metal Hamsa keychain that I had purchased in Lebanon less than a year before was swinging to the motion of my car from the rearview mirror.  Then I began hearing her voice. It wasn’t as if I was remembering her words. It was as if she was seated in front of me, her voice resounding in my ears. She was cursing me, her words filled with vitriolic hatred, angry that I defied her, saying she prayed for me to die, that she wished my car would…

  • Lifestyle

    How to become a morning person.

    For the longest time, I wasn’t a morning person.  Unless my work schedule forced me to wake up early, I would stay up late all night and often go to sleep at dawn. I have to admit my quality of life wasn’t the best – waking up at 3PM or later didn’t make me want to take very good care of myself and stick to healthy habits.  In the past two years, despite working from home, I have trained myself into waking up early in the morning and going to bed “early” (that, to me, is anytime between 10PM and midnight).  I discovered that, unlike what I had believed for…

  • Cards of the Week,  Tarot

    Tarot Cards of the Week | May 25th-31st, 2020

    Hello my darlings! This is the final week of May, and I can’t believe we’re almost six months into 2020! The other day, on the new moon, my girlfriend and I were setting goals we want to reach by January 1st, 2021. My goals include getting in better shape through healthy eating and daily exercise, but also becoming more organized in my work and life by sticking to established routines. I’m grateful to be in a supportive environment where I am most likely to succeed, and excited to see the results! By the way, do you want to learn more about tarot and manifestation? My two online courses both begin on…

  • Diary,  Recipes

    Sunday Musings and Strawberry Scones.

    It’s Sunday, the wind is blowing through the open windows, and I’m writing this from the couch, sipping sparkling water and nibbling on strawberry scones that just came out of the oven. Scones have always been amongst my favorite pastries to make, and to me, they carry the quintessential idea of Sundays. The notion that you can sleep in, lounge around, read, relax, do whatever you enjoy doing, and treat yourself to something delicious. On top of that, scones play a central role in my relationship because they’re the first thing I ever made for E. It was the evening of our first date, my roommate and best friend V.…

  • Lifestyle

    Seven Natural Tips for a Glowing, Radiant, and Youthful Skin

    Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “wow, they have gorgeous skin?”. You may think that their secret is expensive products and regular facial treatments at a high-end spa. But more often than not, the key to getting healthy, beautiful, and youthful skin is by nurturing it with natural ingredients and mindful practice. I should know something – I went from having very severe cystic acne at 19 that even Accutane couldn’t cure, to a clear, glowing, and blemish-free skin that still gets me carded even though I’m now 28! So if you’re struggling with acne or other skin problems, don’t panic. Here are the natural skincare tips that…

  • Cards of the Week

    Tarot Cards of the Week | May 18th-24th, 2020.

    Hello my darlings!  Another week is upon us, and I can’t believe May is close to reaching its end. Time has flown much faster since almost a year ago, and while I’m excited to see what the future brings, there’s something slightly chilling (or sobering?) about this. It teaches me not to take youth for granted, and, especially given current events, not to take anything for granted whatsoever.  I was a bit surprised by our cards when I drew this morning, but I trust that Spirit is giving us the message we all need. This week, we have The Fool (0), The Star (17), and The Pope (5).  The Fool…

  • Cards of the Week

    Tarot Cards of the Week – 20

    Hello my darlings! I hope May is treating you well. The other day, I discovered a hidden gem of a beach ten minutes from my home. It isn’t on the ocean, but on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, and it has sand and the deliciously salty algae smell. According to Maps, it would take me approximately forty-five minutes to walk there (I am a little under three miles alway). So this is an expedition I will attempt pretty soon, especially that earlier this spring, I dug out my old Fitbit and re-downloaded My Fitness Pal, and am actively working on eating better, and getting stronger and healthier. With no further ado,…

  • Cards of the Week

    Tarot Cards of the Week – 19

    Hello my darlings! For all y’all Star Wars fans, May the Fourth be with you! I have yet to watch any of the Star Wars movies, but my girlfriend and I keep saying we’ll do it soon now that we have Disney+, so… to be followed! Aside from traveling to galaxies far, far away, there’s a lot I’m looking forward to this May, both in my business and life. I shared in an Instagram post last week that my main focus will be to avoid being burnt out, and to take my time with all the endeavors I’m undertaking. It’s tempting to want to do everything at once, especially when doors…