Name: Wafa Faith Hallam
Where do you live: Sag Harbor, New York State, USA
Known for: Author of “The Road from Morocco,” a memoir
Currently working with:
Self-employed as a writer, speaker and personal coach.
When did you realize that you were going to work with this/in this area?
I was working on Wall Street when I was faced by multiple crises – the perfect storm, so to speak — and I had to leave my career and figure out who I was and what I wanted out of life that was not my parents’ dream for me.
If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
Where I live now.
How would you describe your creativity?
I am most creative when I am present and happy, when I am out of my head and coming from my heart.
How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
Since the spring of 2009.
What do you do at the moment?
Writing a book on spirituality and an allegorical novel.
A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
Follow your passion and surrender to what is. Stop incessant thinking and choose to be happy with what you have. Gratitude leads to more abundance in all areas of life.
Tell us how it all started.
Crashing emotionally and waddling in confusion and pain. Then I discovered the light of consciousness.
What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
Good positive energy, lots of natural light and closeness to nature.
What is your favorite film?
I have many favorites, here are some: The English Patient; Life is Beautiful; Amadeus; Forrest Gump; Sophie’s Choice; Titanic; Avator; La Vie en Rose; Lawrence of Arabia.
Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
Oprah, for her spiritual work and her amazing gift as a leader in her industry. Hillary Clinton, for her courage and resilience.
How do you like to spoil yourself?
Walking on an Ocean beach, traveling the world, a great restaurant with lively conversation with someone I love and admire.
What is luxury for you?
Love, happiness and joy in the moment – Also a luxury cruise.
What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your creative work, and from whom?
Read the 5 star Amazon reviews for my book. I am always humbled and blessed by the responses I get from my readers and fans.
What do you fear most?
What is a happy life to you?
Knowing who I AM, living in the present with love and gratitude, having lots of dear friends and family around, inspiring others with my writing.
What does a regular day look like for you?
Starts with meditation, then yoga class, working from my house writing, having dinner alone or with a loved one, reading in bed.
Tell us about your dream project.
The Road from Morocco to be made into a movie or mini-series.
Who is your professional role model/inspiration?
Oprah, Eleanor Roosevelt.
How would you describe your work style (academic field or fashion style, or both, or something entirely different)?
Relaxed and comfortable. Easy is beautiful to me.
Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
What inspires you?
Nature and pure consciousness.
A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
Also, I want to share a review of my book by an English professor I had never met before, which will tell you a lot about me. It’s full of spoilers so be aware if you plan to read the book. You can also find it on my website under the title “Faith Abundant”.