Take Courage

How many times have we avoided taking risks because we were afraid of the outcome? Is it the uncertainty that holds us back from taking a leap of faith? Or, is it just our imagination that loves to play tricks on us? Better yet, how do we know when to take those risks? I presume … More Take Courage


In March 2015 everything changed, again. It happened when I was invited to Dubai to receive an award and give a talk. In truth, it had nothing to do with either of these two things and everything to do with the person I met that day. At the time, my beautiful wife Marwa had passed … More OMAR SAMRA INTERVIEWS HUMANS OF NEW YORK’S BRANDON STANTON IN EGYPT

Soft-Hearted People Are Often The Bravest

Nurudeen Ushawu once said, “Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless.” It seems ironic to live in a generation wherein society appreciates kindness and compassion, and yet they also … More Soft-Hearted People Are Often The Bravest

Depression For Dummies

Did you know that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 430 million people suffer from mental illness and globally, more than 300 million are affected by depression alone? To be clear, depression is NOT equal to sadness. As stated by WHO, depression is “a mental disorder that leads to more stress and dysfunction … More Depression For Dummies

A Leap Of Faith

I still remember the first time I decided to go on a solo trip, and how scary it was for me to take that step into the vague. At that time I was in the process of recovering from a psychological trauma, and I wasn’t sure if this was the right decision to make but … More A Leap Of Faith