Najma Khorrami is currently the Associate Director of Global Partnerships at The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. She earned her Master in Health Policy in Public Health from The George Washington University in 2012, and rounded out her studies with a Global Health Certificate from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to her passion for global health policy and wanting to one day help create public health programs for the disadvantaged in developing countries, she enjoys cooking and volunteering. You can follow her on Instagram at @najonoor!

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8 ways to actually keep you happy

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The familiar saying of ‘nature versus nurture’ applies to keeping our happiness at the levels we want. While it is true that 50 percent of our happiness is rooted in our genetics, about the same amount of our happiness comes from our own intentional activities—that is, 40 percent. We have 40 percent control over our own happiness, more than we might think. So, what can you do to actually keep you happy? Read More

7 Tips to elevate you when you feel the blues

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For those of you who have felt down recently — whether about your job, yourself or your circumstances in life in general — remember there is always hope for a brighter and happier future. We can’t always explain why a sudden challenge may force us into difficulty, whether emotionally or physically, however there are tricks to feeling better immediately and for the long run. Read More

5 ways to conquer your fears in order to succeed

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How often do you find yourself facing a negative thought or emotion—be it worry, fear, guilt, shame or any negative emotion—and you can’t seem to shake it off? You may be thinking: The struggle is real. Whether you’re facing a difficult day, month, year or set of years, the ability to conquer your fears may often seem daunting or missing. Read More