Favorite Self Growth Books

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Discovering Your Soul Signature

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction

God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours

Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

The Rumi Daybook

The Secret

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

You Can Heal Your Life


Favorite Documentaries

Abstract: The Art of Design
Chef’s Table
Colombia: Wild Magic
(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Fed Up
Food Matters
Forks Over Knives
Hungry for Change
Life, Animated
Living on One Dollar
Moving Art
Steve Jobs: The Billion Dollar Hippy
Tales by Light
The Human Experiment
The Kids Menu
The Secret
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru
You Can Heal Your Life

This Week’s Favorites #3

I Only Knew Love – Song

Golden Latte – Recipe
I’ve been making this latte more often the past week; I especially love having it in the evenings. Also, the many health benefits of turmeric are a plus (Google it).

Cairo – Bilingual Typeface
I’m all for well-designed bilingual typefaces (Ar/En). I often get excited about finding new ones and using them.

ActionableBooks – Website
I was doing research when I came across this website. It has a good collection of self help book summaries. I am so glad I found this for two reasons: I have a long, long, long list of books I want to read and I want more nuggets of wisdom in less time; and I need a good quick reminder of the ideas in the books that I’ve already read. A few of the first book summaries I went through: Creative Confidence, The Creative Habit, Big Magic, War of Art, Grit, etc.

Typography Tutorial

This Week’s Favorites #2


Figs & Olives
I’ve mentioned this on Instagram but it’s adding in my favorites. I recently read about the medicinal benefits of figs and olives. I wondered how they would taste together and I gave it a try. It is an interesting combination! If you like sour and sweet, you’ve got to give this a go.

Coolors – Website
When I’m working on a new design project, one of the basic things it choosing the color palette. I recently found this color schemes generator, it’s super easy to use. You can generate your own or browse ready-made palettes.

iOS 10 Update
I love the new layouts, typography updates, keyboard & lock sounds, interface animations and bedtime feature.

Quote: God loves us because who God is, not because who we are.
I was flipping through a book I’ve previously read, God Never Blinks, when I read this quote. The book is collection of 50 life lessons the author has went through. She goes over spirituality, self growth, positivity… etc.

Bilal – Movie
For some reason, I wasn’t so excited to go watch the movie but then a few people highly recommeneded it. The movie is “produced by hundreds of international animators at the Middle East’s largest animation studios, Barajoun Entertainment”. It is “based on the life of the historical figure Bilal Ibn Rabah, an African slave who became one of the early followers of the Prophet Muhammad, Bilal is a grand-scale, fast-paced animated adaptation that is both empowering and inspiring in its call for social justice and equality. […] Religion aside, it is a strong story well told that creates plenty of emotional momentum”. The theme I related to the most is inner-freedom and getting rid of self-restraints. I highly recommend the movie and I’m definitely watching it again.

NameChanger – Application
I love everything organization and minimalism. One thing that I still haven’t got to, is organizing my digital photos files. It’s always been, well, not super organized. I finally found an easy-to-use software that renames files in batches.

Favorite Podcasts

Recently, I’ve tried listening to a podcast in the morning (every once in a while) and I’ve loved it. I often find myself writing a few notes or reflecting. I’ve also realized how my day goes differently. So far, I have three favorite podcasts that I really enjoy.

1. The Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions | Youtube
2. Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert
3. Awaken Radio by Connie Chapman | Soundcloud

Favorite YouTube Channels on Self Growth

If you couldn’t tell already, I’m super into self growth. Over the past few years, I’ve come around some pretty good channels on Youtube about self growth. These are some of my favorites.

1. Actualized.org
2. Alex Ikonn
3. Brian Johnson
4. Robin Sharma
5. Khalid Al Ameri
6. Fit Life TV
7. Endless Motivation