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My three sisters and I doted on our mother, and that was easy to do. She was a petite, delicate, and elegant mother who demonstrated daily her affectionate motherly love and support with tenderness, yet with an indescribable inner strength. She challenged us to keep a direct course in our lives and to never settle for mediocrity. She was a sweet feminine woman who was passionately in love with her vibrant and cosmopolitan homeland Beirut, Lebanon. She was possibly one of the first Lebanese feminist, certainly that I had ever known. She was a brave woman who ventured alone to America on a scholarship to a Christian University for four years. She fell in love with the American people, yet knew her identity as she served as an unofficial ambassador, to her country, Lebanon. When she returned back to Lebanon she met my father, a charming young military American – they fell in love and married. They traveled the world together and once again, she bravely took on any new country or state she was transferred to with dignity because her feet stayed firmly planted in her Lebanese roots. She passed her passionate spirit and cultural traditions on to each of her five children.
While her children came first, my mother was a career woman, and quite proud to be an associate professor at the Defense Language Institute on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. She loved to take information, dissect it, then present it so her students could understand and excel. Twice she was honored with the “Teacher of the Year Award.” Indeed, she was a strong, accomplished woman who extended to her children her inner strength, her wisdom, and class. To be sure, with such role modeling, my siblings as I felt fully capable to be anything we desired, we felt beautiful, feminine, strong, and yet graceful.
The RaqiSa Method strives to capture “that” woman through a program that enhances posture, grace, strength as well as RaqiSa style dance filled with a lot passion! It is my sincere desire that as I expand the RaqiSa program and begin to share with you my mother’s pearls of wisdom, her words will resonate with you so that you too will feel beautiful, feminine and fully capable. We all encounter obstacles in our lives, but I like to think that the disciplined RaqiSa woman is not just training for outer strength….but inner strength as well.
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