Self-help, growth, and spirituality, are topics that are usually neglected in our society. Not many people acknowledge the importance of addressing these subjects. Alyaa Sadek broke this norm. Sadek is a young Egyptian author who started her career by working at a few magazines, following which, she started a personal blog on Instagram, Thoughts by Alyaa.
For her, writing began as a personal form of expression and later transformed into something she wanted to share with others. Consequently, in 2018, she wrote her first book/journal, Soul Quest. This self-exploration journal was the first of its kind in Egypt, with its interactive structure and multifunctional concept.
Growing up, she was always spiritual by nature. After graduating, she was in the process of self-exploration and trying to find her true passion and calling, and since she realized that our society lacks the motivation to read and give importance to self-help topics, Equilibrium was born, two years after her first book.
“Equilibrium emerged from my interest in finding more stability and balance in life and trying to break my confined thought process to reach a higher state of mind,” said Sadek.
“Equilibrium is about finding the balance that helps us become more clear and true to ourselves through compassion, acceptance, and, connecting with ourselves. It is divided into three chapters: mental, emotional, and spiritual. Each includes interactive activities and discussion topics for self-growth. I’m hoping that Equilibrium reaches a wide audience and I hope they could relate to my findings and find in Equilibrium some ways to help them take steps towards their healing and peace of mind,” she added.
Through her book, Sadek seeks to leave a strong impact on her readers, especially young adults, as she believes that they’re often too consumed with so much information and happenings, particularly nowadays.