Superficial Us

When did we become superficial? Or have we always been that way, at least to some extent? I'm following a few LGBTIQ groups in Facebook, where there has been discussions about the types of people that people are attracted to. At the same time in the other, more business oriented, group same is discussed but …

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Work Related Stress

I had a chat with my Father several days ago, before actually going for a holiday in Spain. We talked about the abundance of new illnesses that have sprung up in the last decade or so. They didn't used to have things like burn out back in the day, and people seemed to have a …

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The Difficulty Of Finding Job

I'll let you all in on a secret, I'm looking for a new job. And because the job and me are not at the same place, it seems to pose some difficulties. Also what I have noticed is that me being in my very early 40s doesn't apparently make it easier. Earlier on I thought …

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Prayers And Pain

I saw an interesting piece of news from The Independent about back pain and prayer postures. Whilst reading, my inner little nurse got curious and I started to think about my own prayers. When I first reverted to Islam, after few days of prayer I noticed that my muscles had gotten sore, and also I …

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Death of a Person I Never Knew

Yesterday evening I read from a Finnish newspaper, quoting this news, that a young, 28 years old Finnish Cabin Crew member had been found dead in her hotel room in Phuket. She was a Cabin Crew for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, the company I used to fly for almost 7 years. The news made me …

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I am a Registered Nurse (finally!)

My love-hate relationship with nursing has reached a milestone: graduation! Back in 1996, when I was in the Finnish Defence Forces, I enlisted as a combat medic for unnamed reasons. There was one nurse who, when we were being discharged, said: "I'm glad that at least one of you will become a nurse" and looked …

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I just read from somewhere that the most important friendships are those that you make as a teenager. There must be something about it because the same thing was mentioned in one of my favourite movies (and short story) of all time - Stand By Me. Another thing that rings true to that one is …

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