Zein Al-Maha Oweis



Does every cloud have a silver lining?

24th January 2022

Despite what social media may tell you, we don’t have to find the good in every situation. Have you ever found that, after something horrible happens to you, instead of allowing yourself to come to terms with the severity of the situation you decide to think positively and move on? Did you just say, “never ...


Blue Monday is so much more than a song

17th January 2022

What can we do to look after ourselves on the apparent saddest day of the year? Every January we are overcome by the blues – those seemingly never-ending feelings of loneliness, fatigue, and boredom. One day in particular seems to be the worst, though. Yes, I am talking about the dreaded Blue Monday. Allegedly, the ...


Coffee and cake for one?

17th November 2021

Five places to curl up with a book in the West End.  As an avid reader, I love going around the West End searching for new spots to read. After living in Glasgow for a year, I have come to cherish those little unique cozy cafes and outdoor spaces that have become a haven to ...


Where has my attention span gone?

17th November 2021

Zein Al-Maha Oweis describes losing her ability to concentrate on reading after the effects of lockdown. As the new semester begins and reading lists hit my university email with that dread-inducing ping, I begin to wonder if I will have time for leisure reading. The type of reading that has you on the edge of ...


Books for beginners

17th November 2021

Zein Al-Maha Oweis gives three books to get beginners started on their reading journey. Reading has always been one of my favourite hobbies. I am forever known for having my nose stuck in a book. While reading is second nature to me, some may find it difficult to find an author or book to get ...