Pain is real. And so is loss. Sometimes it’s hard not to let the weight of what we carry—or the memory of what we’ve lost—take over. Many of us know the reality of struggle, and many people suffer in silence.
Like a lot of you, I’ve known loneliness. I’ve known defeat. So I decided to give it a voice. All of it: the tears, the pain. And the lessons. The things I saw, learned and gained along my life path needed a voice. And so I wrote, in hopes of helping myself and others survive and thrive in their storms.
The words found in this book became my voice and my letter to the world. They became my deepest attempt to, not just pick myself up, but others along the way. I wrote because, just as we will fall in life, so will we rise. That’s the thing about this world. It never gives us only one kind of path. There is pain. Yes. And loss. And even darkness. But there is also light. There is hope. There is beauty.
And there is also love and happiness.
About the author
Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. She also worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently, she’s an instructor for AlMaghrib Institute, a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and an author, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development.
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Author: Yasmin Mogahed