I have a MA in Children’s Literature from the University of Roehampton in London.
I believe in living a positive life and I make it a daily habit of reading or listening to inspirational messages.
My job as a public policy advisor has allowed me to make a difference in people’s lives.
I write opinion-eds for Arab News and Gulf News on public policy and literature.
My eyes twinkle when I talk about something or someone I love.
I am blessed with two children.
I’m a free spirit who thrives in nature (gardens, forests, mountains, and oceans are my abode).
When working, I like to listen to nature sounds (ocean waves, rain, birdsong)
Going on a grand tour of Europe is on my wish list.
Josh Groban’s music puts me in a star-struck trance.
I’m intrigued by remnants of the ancient world: historical sites, ruins, and monasteries.
I still read children’s stories.
I wish I could enter the fictional worlds of my favorite books.
I’m a sensuist; a person who revels in life’s experiences through her five senses.
Sometimes I daydream in the middle of a crowd.
Painters fascinate me.
Flowers make my world better.
Beautiful scents uplift me.
I find Japanese/Korean women’s fashion feminine and chic.
I love listening to fiercely intelligent people talk.
I love European culture, literature, and nature.
I like to study English, Irish, German, and French fairy tales.
When negative people whine, I play a song in my head.
I consider myself a hero.
The Lauterbrunnen valley in Switzerland is my sacred space.
I am fascinated by theories of early childhood development, welfare systems, and economics.
I like being on my own.
My dream dinner guests would be: Oprah Winfrey (TV host), Santa Montefiore (author), Helen Rappaport (writer on Romanov dynasty), Khalil Gibran (poet), Sarah Ban Breathnach (author), Count of Monte Cristo (book character), Elizabeth Gilbert (author), Monty Don (gardener), Cornelia Funke (author), and Rick Steves (traveler).
I enjoy visiting English, French, and Italian historical estates and gardens.
I love football.
I don’t like being tickled.
I always wanted to be a librarian or own a bookstore + café.
I’m really shy.
People find me angelic.
Even in darkness, I hope for last-minute miracles.
I’m always smiling, even when I’m sad.
I speak six languages; some fluently and some I’m familiar with.
I read constantly.
I love to laugh.
When I was young, I used to always wander off alone. . . still do. . .
I don’t lie.
I love watching the stars in the Maldives.
I love pearls; I think they’re more romantic than diamonds.
I have much respect for people who run children’s hospitals, orphanages, and schools.
Sadness inspires me.
I adore my tribe; the people who inspire, support, and uplift me.
Family life is sacred to me.
I love being surrounded by children.
I collect bookmarks and music boxes.
One of my philosophies in life is “life-long learning”.
I value solitude.
I believe books can be healing.
However much you talk to me, you’ll never know who I really am.
I love swings.
I once played soccer with a celebrity and his two little boys!
I’m afraid that I feel things more intensely than others.
I am a morning person.
My favorite meals are breakfast and afternoon tea.
I like a good cry.
I do everything with passion.
Tenderness captives me.
I believe in true love.
I belong to my soulmate.
I believe that love is the most beautiful thing a human being can experience…