Emotional Healing

The Warrior vs. the Worrier

The Warrior vs. the Worrier

What is that voice of fear that stops us from experiencing our lives? In the evolution of humans, fear has served a very important purpose-for example, ‘there is a lion behind you!’ or ‘this is a slippery ledge, I should be careful’. However, we have all had moments of fear and worry that seem to …continue reading…

Learning to Heal from....Cats?

Learning to Heal from….Cats?

  Do you know why a cat purrs? The common assumption is they purr when they are content, which is true. However, there is much more to it: “Purring is also believed to be used by the cat for healing. Purrs vibrate at 25-150HZ which is also the frequency that assists in physical healing and …continue reading…

Humility or Unworthiness?

Humility or Unworthiness?

  I was speaking with a community member yesterday and the subject of humility came up. In particular, we were exploring that slippery slope where an attempt to be in humility can slide into the big “I’m not worthy” voice. So, I called one of our founding faculty members, Dr. John Wadude Laird, MD, and …continue reading…

Kindness, Compassion and Grace

Kindness, Compassion and Grace

  May these final days of Ramadan find you swimming in the infinite Ocean of Allah’s Mercy, Kindness, Compassion and Grace. “Ar Rahman [The Compassionate] is like the ocean of infinite kindness and beauty. Ar-Rahman is the tide, overflowing in its mercy, all-embracing in its nature. It is the gate through which all the Divine …continue reading…

Spirituality in Mainstream Healthcare

Spirituality in Mainstream Healthcare

A few years ago, I was talking with a friend who had moved to the US from England. In England, she had worked as an aromatherapist, prescribing and administering essential oil treatments to patients in the hospital. She worked alongside medical doctors as a respected and integral part of the patient care team. In the …continue reading…

Heads Ups (that means more than one Heads Up)

Heads Ups (that means more than one Heads Up)

I want to give you a heads up about a few projects and exciting changes we’ve got in the works here at USHS.   GETTING TO THE HEART OF CANCER As you may know, our beloved Nura Laird went through a journey with cancer a few years ago. With her diagnosis, she, Wadude and their …continue reading…

Powerlessness: 3 Ways it Show Up, and How to Take Your Power Back

Powerlessness: 3 Ways it Show Up, and How to Take Your Power Back

    The topic of Powerlessness has been showing up in many ways lately. It is always present in some way, but it seems to be highlighted in flashing neon lately – a gift to help to learn about the subtle tricks of the shaytan that keep us from trusting in Allah. Here are a …continue reading…

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

How to help someone when they do not want to be helped

We all have people in our lives who seem to struggle a bit harder than we believe necessary. It’s easy to look at someone’s life from a distance and see what they need to do to get their act together. We might offer all kinds of advice, financial support and more, but it seems to …continue reading…

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

Sometimes we just need to know we’re okay

  It’s hard to see someone we love in pain. It’s natural to want to rush in to fix the situation, to make everything okay. But when we try to fix too soon, it can send the wrong message. A person in pain needs to be witnessed where they are. They need to be heard …continue reading…

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

The Real-Life Game of Chutes and Ladders

Did you ever play the game Chutes and Ladders when you were a youngster? When we’re young, it seems like a fun friendly game with a relatively low level of competition. We’re striving to reach the finish line, hoping to land at the ladders and climb ahead, and praying to avoid the chutes that drop …continue reading…