Articles by Rumaisa

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Who else is still trying to figure out their new daily normal?

Rather than trying to keep myself busy 24/7, what I am learning about myself during Quarantine is that I do not have to have it all figured out!  One minute I may feel like I have mastered my home/work routine, and the next, I find myself trying to find balance and harmony!! As I am…

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Hey friend Heyyy!!  Some exciting new stuff from me – Coach Ru!

Hello friends… Today is Sunday, and I’m writing this as I sit here in my pjs on this beautiful Fall afternoon.  Yes, I took a day to pause and reset.  This was the first time in months that I can remember that there was not an event, a meeting, a family meetup, or playdate.  It…

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Miss Iowa Scholarship Program

Last week I had the opportunity to judge the Miss Iowa and the Miss Iowa Outstanding Teen Pageant.  Let me first start off by saying that I have never had any experience in the pageant world.  What do we normally do if we do not know about something?  Maybe we assume things…  Maybe we think…

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Are You Celebrating The Past, The Present and The Journey?

“Whatever you do or dream you can begin it.  Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When you think no one is listening. When you think you are being too much or too little. When you think no one likes you, and it reminds you of when you…

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Relationships: Why Expectations Don’t Always Meet Reality.

Congratulations!!  January 2019 is now in the can!  Which means that the holidays are officially over!!  Wait?  Are the holidays over?  As we approach the new month of February, let me ask you, do you do anything for the BIG V-Day?  V to the Alentines-Day?   We all have had some kind of experience or…

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How to win the year: 2019

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions. I will tell you why…. We set ourselves up with all of the things we want to do. Lose weight, be healthy, travel, make more $$$….. Goals – Goals – and more Goals… Without a roadmap, articulating these goals and then waiting for them to happen when…

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What is a Life Coach, and why would I want one?

If you were to ask me this question four years ago, I would say that a Life Coach is someone who coaches you on your life. But what does this really mean? There are so many things that we want to accomplish in our lifetime. So how do we stay organized and accomplish them?  A…

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Getting Caught up in the “Daily Grind”? Here are 7 tips to enjoy more every day.

Life. It’s a simple word, but something we seem to take it for granted in our busy lives. It seems to go by more quickly the older we get. There is an ancient saying that says, “For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes…

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Beyond Comparisons: How Being the Only You Becomes Power

“Change begins with my desire – the conscious wish to change.” [1] So let me ask you a question… When you were growing up, how did your family relate to God? I grew up in a Muslim household. I went to Sunday school every week up until the age of 13. Sunday school was not…

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Having a Family Member with a Mental Illness Can Affect the Way You See the World.

“We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma.” “To protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to forget those painful times. Every time we’re in touch with the experience of suffering, we believe we can’t bear it, and we stuff our feelings and memories…