Author Archive: Naseem Rahman

Naseem Rahman is a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend. Born and raised in the Fiji Islands, Naseem is committed to living a life of integrity. She has faced many of life’s challenges with grace and courage, such as leaving her homeland to explore opportunities across the world and raising a daughter as a single parent. Naseem currently resides in beautiful British Columbia, Canada and is enjoying retirement. She is looking forward to the road of freedom and self-discovery that lies ahead in this new phase of her life. Naseem enjoys reading, writing, traveling, music and movies in her spare time and is inspired by the works of Khalil Gibran, Dov Baron, Wayne Dyer and Oprah Winfrey.

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Motherhood: A Journey of the Heart

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have only been pregnant once in my life, but I remember the time, several decades ago, when I first found out I was pregnant. No matter how many books I read, or how many classes I attended, nothing…

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Mending Fences: Cultural Differences with My Daughter

| March 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

I was one of eight children and my upbringing was strict. A lot of emphasis was given to social environment and pressure. As a girl, I was always expected to dress, act and behave a certain way […]

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Be the Change

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Some years ago the word “change” to me meant fear. It stood for uncertainty, losing control and simply exposing myself to the unknown. Being in the same place brought its own charm and security because it meant I did not have to take too many risks.

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Embracing Cultural Differences

| December 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

For any immigrant, moving and leaving one’s homeland to settle in another country is always a very difficult and challenging experience. At first, the thought of settling and starting a new life in another country sounds exciting and adventurous. These feelings are soon replaced by confusion, bitterness and sadness as the challenges mount and come to forefront.

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Letting Go with Gratitude

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Jasmine moved out, reality sank in. I took this very hard, very personally. I felt my world falling apart and I slipped into a depression. My only child had left home and I had no control.

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