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There’s more to be being happy in your skin than just being happy. It takes lots of things – confidence, leaps of faith and positive input.

It’s very difficult to just ‘do it’, to just be happy as you are.

So sometimes you need a little help to get you started, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s why the beauty industry is so huge, and why we read magazines like Cosmo. Which again is fine, so long as it isn’t your all-encompassing everything in life.

I had a friend a few years ago with an outwardly confidence deflating problem. Nothing major, just simple darker patches of skin on her face. I never gave it a second thought, but of course she had spent all her life seeing those discoloured patches in the mirror. And that can eat away at you and undermine your confidence.

Before June 12 2009, some of us had predicted the coup, yet we did not expect how the impudent government would play with our hope and enthusiasm. Before June 12th I had written somewhere that we Iranians have Che Guevara but we don’t have Martin Luther King Jr. and if we do have Dr. King, we can find the way to freedom. After the coup, we had millions of Martin Luther Kings but we have a long way to freedom.

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A very interesting man, Alexander Calder, was a sculptor from the USA. Very much a visual poet in my opinion.

Here’s a little blog post today on a subject that’s very close to home. It’s not something that would normally interest me, but when your friends say “Alira, why are you limping?” and you didn’t realise you were – then you know you might have something wrong with your feet. Or your shoes. Or both!

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Podiatrists are specialists dedicated to caring for your feet. They will diagnose and treat almost all disorders your feet might have, from a simple athlete’s foot issue to sprains, torn ligaments, as well as other muscle strains, to bone injuries and even more critical conditions that might call for surgical procedures.

Why would you go to a foot doctor instead of your regular family doctor?