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January 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

January 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

January 2022

 Happy New Year!

This month I had a procedure and had 16 injections to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the January 2022 virtual IKEA LIVE Lagom session, Waste Not Want Not and wrote a my blog for World Cancer Day 2022.

 

Surgeries 2017-2022

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.

My cyst was removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

Its been a long 5 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety.

This month I finally had injections to relieve the pain in my left shoulder.

It's been a long month healing and I'm trying to keep positive.

Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.

  

IKEA Live LAGOM

Waste Not, Want Not Session

January 2022

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed 

This months session was titled Waste Not Want Not and was presented by Ahmed. I attended virtually.

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Introduction Slide

 

 Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

We were invited to answer the above questions.

How do you organise your meals

What are your obstacles

Where would like to improve?

What is your most thrown away food item?

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Why save food slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Store Plan Cook Save slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Storage Planning Cooking and Saving slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Planning your cooking slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Cooking slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Saving Slide

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Throw or Use?

 

Ikea Live Lagom Waste Not Want Not Session January 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

4 week challenge

Week 1

Clear out your kitchen cupboard. Clear out your messiest cupboard and see you well you can organise it.

Organise your kitchen cupboards and start doing meal planning.

Week 2

Make a healthy snack with as many items from your cupboards, making things from scratch uses up ingredients and reducing packaging.

Week 3

Meal planning - Plan your meals for the week.

Week 4

Food Shop Challenge - 1 week food shop by buying as little plastic packaging as possible.

Many thanks to Ahmed for organising Microsoft teams and the hybrid session.

 

 

World Cancer Day 2022 

 

                         کینسر کا عالمی دن

#دیکھ بھال کے فرق کو بند کریں

 

My Video Message in English

 

World Cancer Day 2022 in Urdu

 

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings,

My name is Sabeena and this is my message for World Cancer Day 2022!

 

 

کینسر کا عالمی دن 2022

 

اگلے دو سالوں میں کینسر کے عالمی دن کی مہم نگہداشت کے فرق کو ختم کرنے پر توجہ مرکوز کرے گی۔

 

میرا نام سبینہ ہے اور یہ ورلڈ کینسر ڈے 2022 کے لیے میرا پیغام ہے۔

 

#مزید معلومات کے لیے براہ کرم ورلڈ کینسر ڈے کی ویب سائٹ کے نیچے دیے گئے لنک پر کلک کریں۔ World Cancer Day 2022

 

World Cancer Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day Poster - English

 

World Cancer Day 2022 - Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day 2022 - Urdu

My beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer March 2012, she was 59 years old.

Mum courageously received 4 years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before she returned to her maker April 18th 2016, she was 62 years old.

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano - my paradise, fairtrade advocate and cancer patient.

My Amee (mother) enjoyed painting, had a passion for gardening and travel.

The blog below illustrates the precious time and memories I have of visiting Javed Manzil, Lahore, Pakistan with my mother before she was diagnosed with cancer.

I'd like to take this opportunity to offer prayers for all those who have lost a loved one to cancer.


May Allah azza wa ajal (God) bless all mothers with Paradise
(Jannat-ul-Ferdose), Aameen.

 

O Soul At Peace Dua - Quaran Chapter 89 verse 29-30

The Noble Quran - Chapter 89 Verse 29-30

   

Loss, Grief and Bereavement

It will be  6years this April since I last saw my beloved mother.

Its been a roller-coaster of emotions as I cope with my loss, grief and bereavement.

I still remember hours after Mum took her last breaths how distraught I was.

The photograph below is a beautiful reminder of how I remember my mother.

She was a strong independent happy, healthy woman with a beautiful smile.

 

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano at Edinburgh Castle May 2014 - World Cancer Day 2019 Video by Sabeena Ahmed

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano, Edinburgh Castle

May 2014 

May Allah subhana wa'tala bless my beloved mother and all mothers with Jannat ul Ferdose (Paradise) who have returned to the Almighty.

Aameen Suma Aameen! 

As I end this blog I'd like you to take a minute to make a prayer or dua for my mother and all the beautiful mothers who have returned to their maker.

'MY PARADISE I MISS YOU! 

Thank you so much for reading and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Love, peace and blessings!

Sabeena 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

I joined a couple of sessions about Mental Health and Suicide Training.

These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

میرا دایاں کندھا اب بھی بہت تکلیف دہ ہے اور دوبارہ سوجن ہے اور میں نے اس بلاگ کو ٹائپ کرنے کے لیے جدوجہد کی ہے۔

اپنی تکلیف کے باوجود میں ایک ویبنار میں شرکت کرنے اور کمیونٹی کے ممبران کے بارے میں ویڈیوز ریکارڈ کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گی جو اس میں شامل ہونے میں دلچسپی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں۔

میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) - February 2024

During December 2023 I was invited to join the Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee (PIE) ad hoc sub group to encourage and motivate new World Pulse Community members to join.

Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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December 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
December 2023 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

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My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

I attended the last encourager party webinar for World Pulse 2023.

I joined the second ITC Webinar Series Export Essentials December 2023.

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