A Fortnightly Newsletter
August 20th, 2013 
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Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle:

9 Simple Steps to Improve your Health

1. Laugh to Your Heart's Delight

Studies show that laughter expands blood vessels, and endorphins released in response to laughter activate the chemical nitric oxide in the inner lining of our blood vessels to promote vascular health  

2. Age Artfully

Research shows that seniors engaged in activities like singing, creative writing, or painting are healthier and happier than those who aren't   

3. Work with Friends

Researchers found that people who get along with their co-workers in a friendly and supportive work environment live longer

4. Get a Massage

You can never go wrong with a massage, but research shows significant benefits for overall health   

5. Eat Your Carotenoids

New evidence suggests that fruits and vegetables, in addition to their many other benefits, give our skin a healthful glow

6. Chat with Neighbours

People are healthier when they have a strong, localized community

7. Sleep More

According to researcher William Killgore, when people get less sleep they tend to feel more hungry and to crave carbohydrates, particularly sweets  

8.Scrub without Toxics

9. Hope Like your Life Depends on It 

"Happy and optimistic people with a purpose in life tend to have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease," says researcher Julia K. Boehm  

To read more, click here.


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Job Opening with NASIMCO - Administrative Officer
Job Posting
NASIMCO is looking for a dynamic and experienced key advisor to provide administrative and project support to NASIMCO. The Administrative officer will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating communication strategies that support the vision, mission, scope, values and strategic priorities of the organization. The position will be a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. It will be based out of the NASIMCO Office located in Toronto, ON.

Click here to read the full job posting and obtain details on how to apply. 
Youth Retreat Report
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The 4th Annual NASIMCO Youth Leadership Retreat was held from July 4-7, 2013 in Minnesota. 21 participants came from across North America and took part in a jam-packed weekend designed to facilitate youth to 'Think outside the Box'.


The retreat was broken down into three parts: Understanding oneself; Understanding your community; and Taking action. The primary question of the weekend was, "Are you in the box?" When we enter "the box", it limits out perspective. Our hearts become at war. Leading the participants through the philosophy of "self-deception and the box" allowed participants to unlock their minds and reconsider their perspectives.  


One participant had the following reflection to share at the end of the weekend: 

"I gained practical skills from workshops such as active listening and was able build a strong network of like-minded and motivated youth who I can rely on for future ideas, motivation, and support." 


Click here to read the full report


Eid-ul-Fitr Message from the President of NASIMCO
The President of NASIMCO delivered a message full of hope for a better and brighter future for Muslims throughout the world on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Read the complete message here

Madinah and Bab Short Summer Courses
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Following months of preparation and coordination, the renowned Madinah and Bab Summer Courses are underway. 
The short courses in Iran are life changing and have been described by many as one that they will never forget.
Follow the journey of the lucky participants and mentors from 10 August to 31 August 2013 here 


New Children's Book - Ilyas and Duck
Ilyas and Duck
Ilyas is a 5-year old boy with an insatiable appetite for questioning the world around him. Duck is fun-loving and playful but he helps Ilyas to satisfy his curiosity about the world around him. In this story, Ilyas wakes up one morning and wants to find Allah (God)! Join these two best friends on an exciting adventure to find Allah and see what they discover. This book will most certainly help both parents and children answer this profound question in a fun and loving way.