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Dr. Yasmin Abdulghafour

Ub+ E2 Speaker Is Not Your Regular Speaker




Social Diary


Homework for GrownUps







A book review by Gill Sherry

Tarha Abaya




French Inspired



Little Live Pet Snuggles Mt Dream Puppy

Writing Movie Wrongs



Purple Passion

‫اﻧﺸﺮ اﻟﻄﻤﺄﻧﻴﻨﺔ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻨﺰﻟﻚ‬




The Art Of Breathing




Broaden Children’s Capabilities

How To Train Your Brain To Crave The Gym


Spreading Love In Zanzibar


Bariloche: The Heart Of Patagonia





A book review by Gill Sherry I

t’s not often I agree with the raving reviews that accompany the release of a new novel. All too often I’m taken in by the glowing reports that promise an unforgettable read or an unexpected twist, only to be disappointed by the weak storyline or predictable plot. This particular book, however, delivers on all of its promises. Where the Crawdads Sing is the debut novel by Delia Owens. It’s a New York Times Bestseller that has been featured on Reese Witherspoon’s dedicated Instagram site, @reesesbookclub. As a result, over one million hard copies have been sold and it reached number one on the Amazon Charts for Fiction. Having read the captivating tale based in the wilds of North Carolina, I can see why. Never has a book touched me the way this one has. Never has a book resonated with me or left me almost speechless with awe. It follows the reclusive life of Kya Clark who, after being abandoned by her family, struggles to fend for herself and find acceptance in a world of prejudice and spite. Mother Nature becomes her only friend, the lonely marshland in which she lives offering solace and protection throughout her childhood and into maturity. Her solitary life is eventually disturbed by the local ‘golden boy’ who sets out to seduce the vulnerable Kya and for whose murder she is ultimately tried. The story is credible, the characters convincing but it’s neither of those things that make this novel so powerful. The prose does that all by itself. Owens’ writing is so beautiful and so unique it literally takes your breath away. Her rhythm is almost lyrical, the words almost poetic. She conjures striking imagery, teasing the senses with hypnotic descriptions, extraordinary similes and curious metaphors. The reader is coaxed inside the wilderness, witnessing the changing seasons through Kya’s eyes. The native wildlife, the ever-changing footprint of the marshland and the precious treasure abandoned by nature - rare shells, colourful feathers - provide an alluring backdrop to this tantalising tale. Having lived with Kya through hardship, independence and grief, you will admire her flawed character. As the underdog, you will root for her throughout her formidable journey and sympathise with her when mistreated or misjudged. You will also marvel at the author’s genius that is evident on every single page of this book. Never has a gull been so vividly described, a firefly so gloriously portrayed or a hummingbird so masterfully illustrated. As one reviewer so eloquently put it, Owens doesn’t tell us what to think, but alludes to each message through writing so alive you can almost hear it breathing. This is one book I could read again and again. It is simply beautiful, the prose so exquisite it will blow your mind. Bravo Delia Owens. www.cpmagazine.net



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‫د‪ .‬دﻳﻨﺎ ﻋﺒﺪاﻟﻜﺮﻳﻢ اﻟﺸﻤﺮي‬

‫‪Dr. Dina A.Karim Al-Shammeri‬‬

‫ﻛﻴﻒ ﻧﻨﺸﺮ اﻟﻄﻤﺄﻧﻴﻨﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺰل إذا ﻛﺎن اﻟﻮﺿﻊ اﻟﻌﺎم ﻣﻀﻄﺮب؟؟‬ ‫ﻟﻦ أﻋﻄﻲ أﻣﺜﻠﺔ ﻛﺜﻴﺮة ﻋﻠﻰ ذﻟﻚ و ﺳﺄﻛﺘﻔﻲ ﺑﺎﻋﺘﺒﺎر اﻧﺘﺸﺎر ﻣﺮض‬ ‫ﻣﻌﻴﻦ ﻫﻮ اﻟﻮﺿﻊ اﻟﻤﻀﻄﺮب‪.‬‬ ‫ﻣﺎذا ﻋﻠﻴﻨﺎ أن ﻧﻔﻌﻞ ﺣﺘﻰ ﻻ ﻳﺘﺄﺛﺮ أﻓﺮاد اﻷﺳﺮة وﺑﺎﻷﺧﺺ أﺑﻨﺎؤﻧﺎ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻷوﺿﺎع اﻟﻤﻀﻄﺮﺑﺔ وﺑﺎﻟﺘﺎﻟﻲ ﺗﺘﺄﺛﺮ ﻧﻔﺴﻴﺎﺗﻬﻢ و ﻗﺪ ﺗﻘﻞ ﻣﻨﺎﻋﺘﻬﻢ؟‬ ‫ﺣﺴﻨﺎ‪ ..‬أوﻻ ً ﻋﻠﻴﻨﺎ أﻻ ﻧﺘﺪاول اﻷﺧﺒﺎر اﻟﻤﻘﻠﻘﺔ أﻣﺎﻣﻬﻢ‪ ،‬و إذا ﻛﻨﺖ‬ ‫أﻧﺖ ﺷﺨﺼﻴﺎ ﻗﻠﻘﺎ ﻓﻌﻠﻴﻚ أﻻ ﺗﺘﺼﻔﺢ اﻻﻧﺘﺮﻧﺖ واﻟﺴﻮﺷﻴﺎل ﻣﻴﺪﻳﺎ‬ ‫ﻟﻤﺘﺎﺑﻌﺔ ﻣﺴﺘﺠﺪات اﻷوﺿﺎع‪.‬‬ ‫ﺛﺎﻧﻴﺎً‪ :‬ﻃﻤﺌﻦ أﺑﻨﺎءك ﺑﻌﺒﺎرات ﺗﻘﻮي إﻳﻤﺎﻧﻬﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﺨﺎﻟﻖ ﺟﻞ وﻋﻼ ﻛﺄن‬ ‫ﺗﻘﻮل‪ :‬رﺑﻨﺎ ﻫﻮ اﻟﺤﺎﻓﻆ‪ ..‬رﺑﻨﺎ ﺣﺎﻣﻴﻨﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫ﺛﺎﻟﺜﺎً‪ :‬ﻋﻠﻢ أﺑﻨﺎءك ﺑﻌﺾ اﻷذﻛﺎر و ﺿﻊ ﻳﺪك ﻋﻠﻰ رؤوﺳﻬﻢ‬ ‫واﺳﺘﻮدﻋﻬﻢ اﻟﺒﺎرئ ﺣﺘﻰ ﻳﺸﻌﺮوا ﺑﺎﻷﻣﺎن واﻻﻃﻤﺌﻨﺎن‪.‬‬ ‫راﺑﻌﺎً‪ :‬إذا ﻻﺣﻈﺖ ﺧﻼل ﻣﺸﺎﻫﺪة اﻟﺘﻠﻔﺎز أﺧﺒﺎر ﻋﻦ اﻟﻤﺮض ﻗﻢ‬ ‫ﺑﺘﻐﻴﻴﺮ اﻟﻘﻨﺎة ﺑﻬﺪوء‪.‬‬ ‫ﺧﺎﻣﺴﺎً‪ :‬ﺧﺬ اﻻﺣﺘﻴﺎﻃﺎت اﻟﻼزﻣﺔ دون أن ﺗﺸﻌﺮﻫﻢ ﺑﺘﻮﺗﺮ‪ ..‬أﻏﺬﻳﺔ‬ ‫‪13‬‬


‫ﺻﺤﻴﺔ‪ ..‬ﺗﻨﺎول ﻓﻴﺘﺎﻣﻴﻦ ﺳﻲ ﻣﺜﻼ‪ ..‬ﺷﺮب اﻟﻌﺼﺎﺋﺮ اﻟﻄﺎزﺟﺔ‪ ..‬أ ﻛﻞ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﻀﺎر واﻟﻔﺎﻛﻬﺔ دون أن ﺗﻬﺪدﻫﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺮض‪.‬‬ ‫ﺳﺎدﺳﺎً‪ :‬ﻻ ﺗﺠﻌﻞ اﻟﻤﺮض ﻫﻮ ﺷﻐﻠﻜﻢ اﻟﺸﺎﻏﻞ و ﺗﺘﺤﺪث ﻋﻨﻪ‬ ‫ﻃﻮال اﻟﻮﻗﺖ‪.‬‬

‫ﺳﺎﺑﻌﺎً‪ :‬إن ﻣﻨﻌﺘﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺷﻲء ﺧﻮﻓﺎ ً ﻋﻠﻴﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﺮض ﻻ ﺗﺬﻛﺮ‬ ‫اﻟﺴﺒﺐ اﻟﺤﻘﻴﻘﻲ وراء ﺧﻮﻓﻚ و ﺗﻌﺬر ﺑﺸﻲء آﺧﺮ ﻻ ﻳﻘﻠﻘﻬﻢ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻻ ﻳﺠﺐ أن ﺗﻌﻴﺶ اﻟﺘﻮﺗﺮ ﻣﻊ أﺳﺮﺗﻚ ﻧﻬﺎﺋﻴﺎً‪ ،‬ﻟﻮ اﻧﺘﻬﻰ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻤﺮض‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻰ ﺧﻴﺮ ﺳﺘﻜﻮن ﻗﺪ ﻋﺸﺘﻪ ﺑﻜﻞ ﺗﻔﺎﺻﻴﻠﻪ ﻣﺮة ﻋﻠﻰ اﻷﻗﻞ رﻏﻢ‬ ‫ﻋﺪم إﺻﺎﺑﺘﻚ ﺑﻪ‪ ،‬ﻗﻢ ﺑﻌﻤﻞ اﻟﻼزم دون ﺗﻮﺗﺮ وﻻ ﻗﻠﻖ وﺗﺬﻛﺮ ﻗﻮﻟﻪ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ ‪ " :‬ﻗﻞ ﻟﻦ ﻳﺼﻴﺒﻨﺎ إﻻ ﻣﺎ ﻛﺘﺐ ﷲ ﻟﻨﺎ "‬ ‫}اﻟﺘﻮﺑﺔ‪{٥١/‬‬

‫"ﻓﺎﻟﻠﻪ ﺧﻴﺮ ﺣﺎﻓﻈﺎ ً وﻫﻮ أرﺣﻢ اﻟﺮاﺣﻤﻴﻦ "‬ ‫}ﻳﻮﺳﻒ‪{٦٤/‬‬



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BREATHING Nadia AlHaroon

A lot of practices believe that breathing correctly can have a significant impact on our overall health. When a woman is giving birth they go with her through the steps of breathing, or you can go to meditation classes the solely follow on breathwork. In fact, I personally went to the Mayo Clinic for some chronic health issues I deal with and a key area of their focus was breathing. I have been to breathing classes prior to the Mayo Clinic and also tried to figure it out myself through YouTube, but I always struggled with this. When I walked into the Mayo Clinic, They strapped me up to this machine where I was visibly able to see my muscles tense up and relax and to also get an idea how deep and slow my breathing was. They were showing me a visual of what was happening internally which is basically proving scientifically the effects breathing has on us. It took me a while to practice this technique. I’m not going to lie, I struggled in the beginning and felt like I was having more trouble breathing and a panic attack. I was given different methods of how to relax myself and to see in front of me what was happening internally helped so much. A huge belief is that we enter the world breathing correctly, but as we progress in life our breathing changes. A lot of people start breathing from the chest instead of allowing the breath to come from the diaphragm. This is why it won’t be an instant quick fix that you are able to master if you decide to practice this, because you will soon figure out that you have breathing wrong for probably 10, 20, 30 or more years. It will have to be a conscious effort of continuously monitoring your breath. The act of breathing correctly, with time can have a profound impact on your everyday life. Breathing in a more deep and slow manner can help with the following: 1) Painful and tense muscles 2) Anxiety 3) Fatigue 4) Brain fog 5) Anger Issues 6) Stomach pains 7) Widespread body pain 8) Depression 9) Blood circulation

There is scientific evidence to explain exactly how breathing can help the above mentioned which can easily be googled. The beautiful thing about breathing is that it is both backed up by science and has also been practiced for hundreds of years by many ancient traditions and ways of life. As mentioned previously, this is not something you will master straight away and also requires practice. You will have to consciously monitor your breathing throughout the day. You may also have to start by practicing straight for 5 – 10 minutes, where there are no distractions. There are visual breathing exercising on YouTube that are very beneficial, if you type in “Visual Breathing Exercise”. It is also possible to go to group classes or to certified practitioners such as myself for one-on-one sessions. Another really interesting fact about practicing breathing is people who practice it regularly have developed a calmer demeanor, with their facial natural expressions becoming more relaxed after practicing it every day for at least 2 weeks. Some have made claims that they look in the mirror and look younger, just as if they have had botox. It would be an interesting experiment to take a before and after photo to see for yourself. So with all the benefits of breathing shared on the table, why not start practicing it today or recommend it to someone you care about? www.cpmagazine.net


.‫ مميز‬.‫ حصري‬.‫حلو‬

.‫مع أحمد الزامل‬


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‫ﻣﻮﺿﻮﻋﻲ اﻟﻴﻮم ﻋﻦ ) اﻻﻫﺪاف ( ‪ ..‬ﻛﻞ ﻣﻨﻪ ﻟﺪﻳﻪ اﻫﺪاف ‪ ،‬وﺟﻤﻴﻌﻨﺎ ﻧﺘﻤﻨﻰ ان ﺗﺘﺤﻘﻖ ﻛﻞ اﻫﺪاﻓﻨﺎ‪.‬‬

‫ﻟﻨﺒﺪأ ﺑﺎاﻻﻫﺪاف اﻟﺼﻐﻴﺮة اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﻨﺪرج ﺗﺤﺖ اﻫﺪاﻓﻨﺎ واﻋﻤﺎﻟﻨﺎ اﻟﻴﻮﻣﻴﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﻲ ﻧﻮد ﺗﺤﻘﻴﻘﻬﺎ ‪ ،‬وأول ﺧﻄﻮة ارﻳﺪﻫﺎ ﻣﻨﻜﻢ ‪ ..‬ﺷﺮاء ) ﻣﻔﻜﺮة‬ ‫ﺻﻐﻴﺮة( ‪ ،‬ﺣﺘﻰ ﺗﺒﺪأون ب ﻛﺘﺎﺑﺔ اﻫﺪاﻓﻜﻢ اﻟﻴﻮﻣﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬ﻓﻘﺪ اﺛﺒﺘﺖ‬ ‫اﻟﺪراﺳﺎت ان ‪ ٪٤٢‬ﻣﻦ اﻻﻫﺪاف ﺗﺘﺤﻘﻖ اذا ﻛﺘﺒﻨﺎﻫﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻋﺰﻳﺰي اﻟﻘﺎريء ﺗﻌﻮد ﻓﻲ ﻛﻞ ﺻﺒﺎح ان ﺗﻘﺮأ اﻫﺪاﻓﻚ‪ ،‬ان ﻗﺮاءة‬ ‫اﻫﺪاﻓﻚ ﻛﻞ ﺻﺒﺎح ﻳﺤﻤﻠﻚ ﻣﺴﺆوﻟﻴﺔ اﻧﺠﺎزﻫﺎ‪.‬‬ ‫ﻟﻨﻨﺘﻘﻞ اﻻن اﻟﻰ اﻻﻫﺪاف ﺑﺸﻜﻞ ﻋﺎم ‪ ،‬ﻳﻮﺟﺪ اﻫﺪاف ذﻛﻴﺔ‪ ،‬وﺣﺘﻰ‬ ‫ﺗﻜﻮن اﻫﺪاﻓﻚ ذﻛﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬ﻳﻮﺟﺪ ﺷﺮوط ﻟﻬﺎ وﻫﻲ‪:‬‬ ‫*ان ﻳﻜﻮن اﻟﻬﺪف ﻣﺤﺪد‪.‬‬ ‫*ﻣﻤﻜﻦ اﻧﺠﺎزه‪.‬‬ ‫*ﻫﺪف واﻗﻌﻲ وﻟﻴﺲ ﻣﺴﺘﺤﻴﻼ‪.‬‬ ‫*ﻫﺪف ﻣﺮﺗﺒﻂ ﺑﻮﻗﺖ ﻣﺤﺪد وﻓﺘﺮة زﻣﻨﻴﺔ ﻣﻌﻴﻨﺔ‪.‬‬ ‫اﻳﻀﺎ ﻳﻮﺟﺪ ﻣﻼﺣﻈﺔ ﻣﻬﻤﺔ ﺟﺪا ‪ ...‬اﺟﻌﻞ ل ﻧﻔﺴﻚ ﻗﺎﺋﻤﺔ ﻟﻸﻫﺪاف‬ ‫وﺟﻤﻊ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻤﺘﻌﻠﻘﺔ ب ﻫﺬا اﻟﻬﺪف‪.‬‬ ‫ﻣﺜﺎل‪:‬‬ ‫ﻫﺪﻓﻚ اﻟﺪراﺳﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﺨﺎرج ‪ ،‬ﻫﺪف ﺟﻤﻴﻞ ‪ ...‬اﺳﻌﻰ ﻷﺟﻠﻪ ‪ ،..‬واﺟﻤﻊ‬ ‫ﻛﻞ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت اﻟﻼزﻣﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ‪ ...‬وﺳﺠﻠﻬﺎ ﻟﺪﻳﻚ ‪ ،‬و ﻟﻜﻦ ﻻ ﺗﻨﺴﻰ ان‬ ‫ﺗﻀﻊ اﺧﺘﻴﺎرات وﺑﺪاﺋﻞ اﺧﺮى ل ﻫﺬا اﻟﻬﺪف ‪ ،‬اي اﻫﺪاف ﺑﺪﻳﻠﺔ او‬ ‫اﺣﺘﻴﺎﻃﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ ان ﻟﻢ ﻳﺘﺤﻘﻖ اﻟﻬﺪف ‪ ،‬ﺗﻌﻠﻢ ان ﺗﻨﺘﻘﻞ اﻟﻰ اﻟﻬﺪف‬ ‫اﻟﺒﺪﻳﻞ وﻫﻜﺬا ‪ ،...‬وﻫﺬه اﻻﻟﻴﺔ ذﻛﻴﺔ ﺟﺪا وﻓﻌﺎﻟﺔ‪ ،‬ﻻﻧﻬﺎ ﺗﻘﻴﻚ ﻣﻦ‬ ‫اﻻﺣﺒﺎط واﻟﺼﺪﻣﺎت ‪ ،‬ﻻﻧﻪ ﻟﺪﻳﻚ اﻫﺪاف وﺧﻄﻂ ﺑﺪﻳﻠﺔ ل ﻫﺪﻓﻚ‬ ‫اﻟﺮﺋﻴﺴﻲ ‪ ،‬وﻫﺬا ﻣﺜﺎل ﺑﺴﻴﻂ‪ ،‬وﻟﻮ ﻃﺒﻘﻨﺎ ﻓﻜﺮة اﻻﻧﺘﻘﺎل ﻣﻦ ﻫﺪف ﻟﻢ‬ ‫ﻳﺘﺤﻘﻖ اﻟﻰ ﻫﺪف ﺑﺪﻳﻞ وﻣﺪروس ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ ﻣﻤﺘﺎزة ﺟﺪا ‪.‬‬ ‫وﻫﻨﺎ ﻳﺄﺗﻲ اﻟﺴﺆال اﻻﻫﻢ ﻓﻲ ﻛﻞ ﻫﺪف ﺗﻀﻌﻪ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﺎﺗﻚ ‪ ،‬اﺳﺄل‬ ‫ﻧﻔﺴﻚ‪:‬‬ ‫ﻫﻞ ﻫﺪﻓﻚ ﻫﺬا ارﺿﺎءا ﻟﻨﻔﺴﻚ او ارﺿﺎءا ﻟﻐﻴﺮك ؟!‬ ‫‪17‬‬




ZANZIBAR Latifah Al-Hazza


MARCH 2020

Zanzibar, an island considered as paradise to most travelers, actually needs our help. Overshadowed by crystal-clear waters and soft sand beaches, is the poverty that most visitors don’t see. Tucked away from the wealth and tourism are schools that are run down and children that aren’t able to receive an education. Aside from exploring the beaches on the island, I traveled to Zanzibar with the intention of giving back. I chose to volunteer at an organization whose mission is to offer an education to all children. Yazid Foundation, a relatively new organization, is striving to build a brand-new school in a poverty-striken neighborhood that is lacking an education facility. Their vision is to construct a school with an attached hostel for future volunteers who would like to come teach the local children. I spent some of my days while on the island visiting the plot of land where the school’s foundations are being laid and meeting the previous land-owners who sold their land at an incredibly low cost to the foundation-- they knew it was to better their grandchildren and great grandchildren. www.cpmagazine.net




To give a brief sense of what the school’s surrounding neighborhood is like, aside from having no school, there is no running water and no local well so the children must walk every day to a distant well to retrieve water for their entire household. I walked to this well and tested it out myself, it’s not easy. This is one of the children’s main chores when their focus should be on studying and school. www.cpmagazine.net


Local schools charge around 3KD for a child’s monthly fees and 5KD for a child’s initial enrollment and uniform. That’s very little for most people, but the cost is so extreme for the locals of Zanzibar that families often can’t afford to send their children to school. While Yazid Foundation is in the process of building a future for children, they are also helping local schools that are in bad condition. The foundation raises money to fix schools in other neighborhoods. This assistance includes not just books but new toilets, carpet or other items that improve the school facility, Yazid Foundation works tirelessly to support the schools in the community. Volunteering with Yazid Foundation was an unforgettable experience. Sitting in the classrooms with these children helped me realize their struggles. These children not only value their education more than what I’ve seen in first world countries, but they were the most humble and down-to-earth little nuggets I had ever met. They offered me their pencils, books and chairs-- the only items they even owned. What excited the students the most was knowing that I was there to meet THEM and I was interested in knowing all about THEIR lives. If you’ve been inspired and would like to help, Yazid Foundation offers packages that include volunteering and leisure excursions on the island. If you’re unable to travel far, Yazid accepts donations in which they will send you a receipt and photos of what your contribution was used for. An alternative option is to sponsor a student which will enable them to attend school. The joy of the later is receiving pictures throughout the month of the student’s progress. If you’re interested in helping, visit @Yazid_Fondation on Instagram. 22

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Dr. Yasmin Abdulghafour

As one of the few female COOs in Kuwait, Dr. Yasmin is a beacon of inspiration and encouragement in helping women break down barriers and challenge the status quo. In hosting an event to highlight International Women's Month, she is helping to connect with women across her network. She added: "My mother was an inspiration as she was a strong and independent woman. She encouraged me to pursue medicine and believed in me. I learned anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it."

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Please introduce yourself. I'm the Chief Operating Officer at Central Circle Company (CC). Before that, I worked as Director of International Health Relations and Director of Planning with the Ministry of Health. My primary specialism is family medicine.

Tell us about your education. I completed my Bachelors of Medicine & Surgery in 2000, and the board of family medicine in 2008, with appointment as a member of UK's Royal College of General Practitioners. I also undertook a Masters in Healthcare Administration.

What sparked your interest in becoming a doctor? I had a keen interest in medicine as a child, and the ability to treat a person and cure specific ailments is what triggered my passion for medicine. I was also an academically inclined child, with a natural competitive edge and flair. So medicine seemed a natural career path. Today, medicine is advancing at unimaginable speed, the incorporation of artificial intelligence is what interests me today: this hybrid model of medicine fascinates me.

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My mother inspired me. During the Iraqi invasion of 1990, my father was taken hostage by Iraqi soldiers, and my mother was forced to manage alone, navigating uncertainty and standing tall in the face of adversity. My mother is an educated woman, who despite her fears, took care of our physical and psychological wellbeing. She was strong and fearless. I associated the same values with medicine, and these early childhood experiences solidified my interest in medicine. It was an opportunity to connect with people via treatment, something that continues to resonate with me today.

What piqued your interest in becoming active with various state projects related to healthcare.? Also please share some of the projects you were part of? When I qualified as a family physician in the Ministry of Health - State of Kuwait, I observed that follow up care for chronically ill patients was somewhat missing in the primary care centre I worked in. I proceeded to make a chronic care register, this was a system that triggered follow up care and ensured chronically ill patients were well looked after, ensuring that such patients were taking the correct medicine and being prescribed alternative treatments, to better manage their respective conditions. This register continues to be used today. I am proud of this

initiative as it captures the spirit of medicine, i.e. to care for a patient and ensure their aftercare is equally as well maintained. It was then that I felt the impact I had as a physician was somewhat limited. I wanted to create a bigger impact, and be part of the planning and policymaking, and this was when I decided to take an administrative role. It opened the door for me to be part of nationwide projects like “the Taqabal initiative�. I was part of the team that created it, the same was focused on mental health awareness, in collaboration with a local NGO. I was adamant about promoting and making a success of the initiative, specifically, as I wanted to do more than merely attending patients in a clinic. It was an opportunity to cast the net far and wide, addressing an issue that is less discussed. The campaign was a roaring success in Kuwait and continues to be implemented today. I also had the chance to play a role in healthcare diplomacy and worked with international health organizations and embassies of foreign countries in Kuwait on many health-related initiatives. In my last post in the Ministry of Health, I worked closely with the supreme council of planning on the healthcare part of the national development plan, and it is then, I decided to move to the private sector. This was because I could see the healthcare sector changing in a few years, and the private sector will have a more significant role to play.

Why do you think strong healthcare can be an important pillar in developing the economy? Healthcare is a fundamental human right and pillar of any society, primarily as we are all prone to illness. Appropriate healthcare and management are vital for the long-term health of the people working in the economy. The healthier the person, the more robust the economy. Equally, with the correct planning, medicine can act as a sound preventative measure, tackling and limiting the long-term impact of various diseases. Looking at things from an economic and healthcare planning perspective, it is better to keep the population healthy using prevention than treat them for illness.

Tell us more about Central Circle Co (CC)? CC was established in 1979, specifically to provide medical equipment and turnkey solutions for medical institutions in Kuwait. CC’s main objective is to promote ethical transparency, innovation and excellence within the medical industry. CC has become the fastest-growing medical distributor in both medical equipment and pharmaceutical products within the country, with ambitious plans to expand into the GCC and global market soon. Notable achievements for CC include esteemed multinational appointments with 3M, Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Boston Science, Draeger, Johnson & Johnson, Phillips, Roche, Sano and many more. www.cpmagazine.net



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The main component of CC’s success is the company’s ability to bridge the gap between the principal and end-user, facilitating a seamless service which adds to fortify CC’s standing as the leading medical distributor within Kuwait. CC has also been awarded a significant number of projects that relate to Kuwait’s long-term health care development plans and is now considered one of the top two medical distributors of choice by the Ministry of Health in Kuwait. In essence, this has been CC’s biggest achievement to date. In short, CC is a robust and resilient company, and despite ongoing global economic instability. The management is committed to breaking down barriers to make medical treatment accessible to all.

What is the most challenging thing about being a Chief Operating Officer as a female? I believe the most challenging role as COO at CC is balancing the needs and expectations of the upper management and staff. I am fortunate that my gender has not hindered my position in the company, but I find implementing change can be met with resistance. This is inevitable as a stagnant system represents comfort; change is often associated with an overwhelming sense of resistance. However, since the inception of my appointment as COO, my suggested ideas and progressive approach to change and advance have been met in a very positive manner by all company members. I also take this opportunity to stress that being a woman should not hinder your ambition, if you believe you have the skills, then

grab the bull by the horns and avail any opportunity for growth. I am fortunate my family supported my decision to take up the position of COO. My husband, children and close colleges encouraged me to strive and be ambitious, and I am grateful. The support is what continues to encourage me, to continue to work harder and dream bigger. Notwithstanding the above, senior management posts such as COO are dominated by men. I feel privileged and determined to break stereotypes to inspire women and prove that women can attend to such positions with meticulous care and attention.

From a leadership standpoint, where do you draw your inspiration? From my mother: she was a strong and independent woman who knew her worth. She encouraged me to pursue medicine and believed in me, more than I did in myself. She was and continues to be a pillar of support in my life for which I am grateful. I hope to inspire my children and every woman I interact with. Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.

How do you balance work and family life? Life is a balancing act; balancing work and family life is challenging, but not impossible. I have a wonderful husband, he is supportive and works with me, we work as a team, and ultimately, with the right support, anything is possible. I am also the mother of two teenagers, both can be a handful at times, but they are equally supportive, often giving me insight into how I can better myself as a mother and business professional.



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What challenges have you experienced as a woman in business during your overall career? As a woman, I believe we are at times viewed as less able, that is perhaps the biggest challenge we face. The requirement to prove yourself and your worth. However, this is not set in stone, persistence and perseverance pay dividends; you can reach the top, just believe in yourself and know your worth.

What are some of your hobbies? How do you keep yourself updated? I am an avid reader; I enjoy reading medical journals, articles relating to management, economy, technology, the news and the odd glossy magazine. I believe you should maintain a balance. Work and personal life balance are fundamental, to create peace of mind and allow for one to excel in both. The skill to perfect the balancing of both remains ongoing, but one must persevere.

What according to you, are your keys to success? To work, to be meticulous and to ask questions. One must appreciate that you cannot be a master of any given discipline; you remain a disciple that continues to learn and grow. I also believe the battle with the ego remains ongoing; one must always be open to learning and growing, learning from your seniors and subordinates is a continuous process. I believe discovering your purpose in life is essential, while it's a unique journey for us all; the quest to search for such purpose will allow you to find several unique treasures in life. Finally, life is full of success and failure. Failures are humbling experiences and opportunities to learn and better oneself.

If you could recommend one book to managers, which would it be and why? I cannot recommend a specific book. While I am an avid reader, for me, management is very much a hands-on experience. You are at times are forced to think on your feet, to follow your gut and to use your work and life experience to resolve a complex problem best. The alchemy to the perfect manager is unknown; it is trial and error. One you will learn to master with time.

How do you wind down when you’re not working? I enjoy exercising, specifically pilates, good food, travelling and reading. I believe in hard work, but equally, one should disconnect as it is vital for your mental wellbeing, ensuring success and longevity in the workplace and personal life.

I enjoy travel; it is the best opportunity to connect with people from across the globe, it allows you to engage with people from different cultures, to be exposed to different language and above all, to see a different part of the world. Equally, language fascinates me; it allows you to connect with people at a deeper level and tests your mental aptitude and patience.

Tell us more about the event that you intend to plan to celebrate International Women’s Day. During my time at CC, I have worked with many talented women. The afternoon tea session is an opportunity to engage and open dialogue with all the women at CC, and more importantly, for them to feel appreciated and to enjoy some desserts with coffee. A chit chat in a relaxed environment is the best opportunity to get to know the women at the company and for them to get to know me.

Your message for women on the International Women month. Believe in yourself, be ambitious and above all, know your worth.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? During my time at the Ministry, I was fortunate to be mentored by a brilliant woman, Dr Majda Al Qattan, former assistant undersecretary for Public Health, Ministry of Health. Dr Al Qattan always emphasized that as an individual grows and starts to touch the upper echelons of his/her respective career, one should always aim to elevate the associated persons who contributed to such success, i.e. to grow and progress your team, to make it inclusive and to grow as a collective, for divided it is discord and united, we are strong. Your message for us at CP magazine. Thank you for the opportunity to cover this event, to celebrate International Women’s Day and for making us feel proud to be women. www.cpmagazine.net



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ost people assume that the future, our lives and the world will remain as is and provide us with durable comfort. But in contrast to this comfort humanity is facing challenges millions of people try to tackle each day. We have come so far not by sheer luck but out of knowledge, hard work and continuous progress and to face these challenges we must pass on this mentality onto our children. It’s every parent’s hope that his or her child will do better and go further than he or she has. The way to broaden our children’s capabilities is to hand them the floor to grow as opposed to moulding them which is essential during the first years of their lives. During a child’s first five years of life his brain develops the most. The conditions during childhood, choices made and diversifying activities and talents crucially affects children’s position and capabilities as adults and have great societal impacts Children develop a sense of belonging to people to help them understand their rights and responsibilities in active participation. By raising a child we should tailor to each child’s need differently. They should be encouraged to express openly and put their views at the heart of conversations for they are capable of contributing thoughtful opinions. They can be guided on the right path by observation, using the art of communication and joining into everyday activities. Development encompasses the ability to learn mental, social, emotional, behavioral and communication skills which depends on a child’s relationships early on in life. They are all linked and dependant on each other. Relationships are important because they are the means to which your child sees the world around them. Learning behavior by example teaches safety, security, love and consequences of action. As they grow, you allow your child to comprehend how the world works by

letting them try things on their own, even if it means making mistakes which is part of learning. A child needs plenty of of opportunity for active play, inside and outside. If you are active your child will follow your lead. Lack of interaction with their environment leads to negative health effects and slows physical development. Exploration of nature leads to discovery of animals, plants, seasons and weather. Sports help with making friends, team working, playing fair, strengthening self-esteem and having fun which are all great qualities to carry onto adult life. Reading exposure at an early age exercises brain activity by enhancing concentration and literary skills. It gives an understanding about the world and everyday life. It builds empathy towards the characters and bonds with those they are reading with. Engagement in music enhances a child’s perception when provided with a positive, rewarding, learning experience which lasts a lifetime and is worth the investment. It improves numerous skills, creating a sense of responsibility, perseverance and discipline. Music stimulates brain waves that generate motivation and emotions which is why it is used in children’s songs to ease them into new transitions. Children exposed to diversity at a young age are more receptive to foreigners for they will be more comfortable with difference in race, religion and lifestyle. This allows the opportunity to interact with others that look and speak in a way they aren’t familiar with. As this becomes the norm it increases children’s tolerance and open-mindedness for others. They will incorporate this attitude into adulthood which is a factor to success. Give your child the opportunity to learn and grow as young as possible. Allow them the chance to develop different skills and expose them to different cultural experiences. As you do so, their world views will surely broaden. The future lies within the young.



since 2010



The Last Human

The Operator

How to Be Fine: What We Learned

If I Never Met You

The last human in the universe is on the run from a godlike intelligence in this rip-roaring debut space opera. Sarya is the civilized galaxy's worst nightmare: a Human. Most days, Sarya doesn't feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. Most days, she's got other things on her mind. Like hiding her identity among the hundreds of alien species roaming the corridors of Watertower Station. Or making sure her adoptive mother doesn't casually eviscerate one of their neighbors. Again. And most days, she can almost accept that she'll never know the truth that she'll never know why humanity was deemed too dangerous to exist. Or whether she really is impossibly the lone survivor of a species destroyed a millennium ago.

A clever, surprising, and ultimately moving debut novel, set in a small Midwestern town in the early 1950s, about a nosy switchboard operator who overhears gossip involving her own family, and the unraveling that discovery sets into motion. In a small town, everyone knows everyone else’s business . . . Nobody knows the people of Wooster, Ohio, better than switchboard operator Vivian Dalton, and she’d be the first to tell you that. She calls it intuition. Her teenage daughter, Charlotte, calls it eavesdropping. Vivian and the other women who work at Bell on East Liberty Street connect lines and lives. They aren’t supposed to listen in on conversations, but they do, and they all have opinions on what they hear—especially Vivian. She knows that Mrs. Butler’s ungrateful daughter, Maxine, still hasn’t thanked her mother for the quilt she made, and that Ginny Frazier turned down yet another invitation to go to the A&W with Clyde Walsh.

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn’t, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book, Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they’ve learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. In How to Be Fine, Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they’ve learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn’t, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth.

When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex’s pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility. Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind.

This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together by Jon Mooallem

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story

The Catalyst: How to Change

The Night Watchman

In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis-the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale. For four and a half minutes, the ground lurched and rolled. Streets cracked open and swallowed buildings whole. And once the shaking stopped, night fell and Anchorage went dark. The city was in disarray and sealed off from the outside world. Slowly, people switched on their transistor radios and heard a familiar woman's voice explaining what had just happened and what to do next. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together.

Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life. Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them. There's Bobby's mother, who traveled solo from Belarus to America in the 1880s to escape the pogroms, and Bess's mother, a 1970s rebel who always fought against convention. Then there's Bess, who grew up in New York and entered the rough and tumble world of L.A. television. Her grandma Bobby was with her all the way she was the light of Bess's childhood and her fiercest supporter, giving Bess unequivocal love, even if sometimes of the toughest kind.

From the author of New York Times bestsellers Contagious and Invisible Influence comes a revolutionary approach to changing anyone’s mind. Everyone has something they want to change. Marketers want to change their customers’ minds and leaders want to change organizations. Start-ups want to change industries and nonprofits want to change the world. But change is hard. Often, we persuade and pressure and push, but nothing moves. Could there be a better way? This book takes a different approach. Successful change agents know it’s not about pushing harder, or providing more information, it’s about being a catalyst. Catalysts remove roadblocks and reduce the barriers to change. Instead of asking, “How could I change someone’s mind?” they ask a different question: “Why haven’t they changed already? What’s stopping them?”

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. Thomas Wazhashk is the night watchman at the jewel bearing plant, the first factory located near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a Chippewa Council member who is trying to understand the consequences of a new “emancipation” bill on its way to the floor of the United States Congress. It is 1953 and he and the other council members know the bill isn’t about freedom; Congress is fed up with Indians.

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by Gretchen Berg

by Bess Kalb

from Living by the Rules of 50 SelfHelp Books by Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer

Anyone's Mind by Jonah Berger

by Mhairi McFarlane

by Louise Erdrich


WRONGS moviewrongs.com by: JIM WEST

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah | Written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, and Joe Carnahan


t has been 15 years since the characters of Mike Lowrey ( Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) were welcomed by audiences worldwide back in 1995 in the first film of the Bad Boys Franchise. Injection of the typical buddy cop humor that was largely established by the previous king of buddy cop franchises, Lethal Weapon, but with Bad Boys they amped up the action and heavily banked on the rising star of Will Smith. Given the time that has passed for these characters and for the actors themselves, it would be easy to go down many clichés of growing old and retirement. Of course the film does walk those lines often, it does however offer fresh life into what I think is a stroke of genius in setting up the franchise to extend beyond just a trilogy. With that being said this film gets it right, and therefore this is a Writing a Movie ‘RIGHT’ review. Here comes the spoilers. Marcus is overjoyed and in tears at the birth of his first grandson and shortly afterwards decides to retire much to the dismay of Mike. At a party to celebrate him becoming a grandfather, he and Mike have a friendly foot race to determine if Marcus can retire or not. Yet the race is abruptly ended short when a assassin on a motorcycle guns down Mike in the streets. The film montages the ER scenes and bedside recovery scenes quite well before transitioning to present day wedding party where Marcus has announced his retirement. Against the orders of his Captain, Mike proceeds to conduct his own investigation into who tried to kill

him. Eventually Mike has to be assigned as a consultant to the AMMO (Advanced Miami Metro Operations) division task force who is officially investigating the crime. This task force is a very young and tech driven group that is headed up by a former old flame of Mike’s which complicates matters a bit. As they track down clues and leads, Mike crosses paths with the assassin and during their fight they lock eyes and this si where the first clue to the killers identify comes to be foreshadowed. Now that is all I will spoil for the film’s plot, but must say it is quite refreshing to see some steps in a direction I didn’t expect for this franchise. The humor is well written and audiences will respond quite favorably to this film. I thought about what scenes could have been written better or any plot holes left by the writers and I simply cannot find anything significant enough to warrant a rewrite or improvement. I always maintain that comedy is the hardest thing to write, and in this film as with other films in the franchise the humor always seems to fit the scenes. Honestly it is Martin Lawrence who carries the majority of the humor in these films and he does so with ease. The jokes are repeated a few times, but instead of feeling tired or boring they actually heighten the scenes later in the film. The ending of the film leaves the audiences with a glimmer of what possibilities are ahead for this franchise and I must say it is quite exciting to think about. I look forward to what the Bad Boys do next. Thanks for reading Writing Movie ‘WRONGS’. www.cpmagazine.net



since 2010

BARILOCHE THE HEART OF PATAGONIA Framed by scenic lakes, woods and the Andean peaks, Bariloche in Patagonia, is the perfect getaway for outdoors activities. Experience an adventure bursting with emotions in the most breathtaking place in Argentina.


ocated in Argentina’s Río Negro province, Bariloche is a city surrounded by thousand-year-old forests, mountains covered in snow and crystal-clear lakes. It´s quintessentially Patagonian. A city that is home to excellence and surrounded by some of Argentina’s most beautiful natural pots.

Bariloche is one of the most breathtaking places in Patagonia. You’ll find incredible views, lakes, streams, meltwater rivers and mountains. Enjoy the fresh air and the landscapes that undergo radical change each and every season. The lush green from the generous summer sun, the unmissable colors of the fall foliage, the explosion of life in spring and the bright white snow during the winter months.


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ONE PATH, A THOUSAND VIEWS With its countless fun-filled activities, it’s easy to understand why Bariloche was crowned the national capital of adventure tourism. You can hike along numerous trails in Bariloche. It doesn’t require any previous experience when accompanied by a mountain guide, but it does require physical fitness and a willingness to cope with any unexpected hurdles that may come up during the expedition. Get ready to explore the depths of the mountain through narrow canyons surrounded by stunning vegetation. Discover amazing landscapes, accessible only to those willing to embark on this adventure. You will enjoy the most intense outdoor sports: trekking, rappelling, zip lines, jumping from natural springboards, swimming, climbing… Packed with emotions and sensations in a unique experience that you will never forget. The constant winds of the unparalleled glacial lake Nahuel Huapi have made this lade into a real paradise for sailors. Unique corners where you can get only by boat, hidden and solitary bays and beautiful dreamy beaches to bathe and relax. However, if sky is your world, you will live a unique and intense experience surfing the Andes’ clouds in a double paraglider, always accompanied by a highly experienced instructor. 38

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You know those people who just seem to have been blessed with some magical unicorn energy? The people who pass up going out because they say they have to go to the gym? Or the crazy-motivated people who get up at 4AM to run before a full day of work? Honestly, where do they get that kind of workout motivation from? Maybe you are that person (congrats!) but maybe you’re not, and you wish you were. Truthfully, moving our bodies is something we all know we should be doing, and this time of the year is the peak of our good efforts to get into an exercise routine that sticks.

lacking in others. Truthfully, you’d benefit from ditching the term “motivation” altogether, and instead replacing it with “discipline.” That’s where it all starts.

“You can train your brain to crave the gym.”

4. Switch Your Wording

Why Don’t I Have Workout Motivation? You’ve probably noticed, though, that some people seem to naturally be more inclined to have fitness motivation to work out and make it a habit. Whereas others try to get into a routine year after year and struggle to make it stick. There’s good news though! You can train your brain to crave the gym. Those “crazy motivated” people? They’re no different than you. They weren’t born with a god-given inclination to be more or less disciplined with their fitness. Workout motivation isn’t something that only certain people were blessed with by a magical fairy as a child. You are just as capable as your friend who is training for a marathon while completing a PhD, and you have just as much ability to “become” a fitness person as anyone else. Why Don’t I Have Workout Motivation? Follow These 6 Steps to Get More Fitness Motivation:

pick a realistic time each day when you know you can get it done. Saying “I should really start doing that” and actually planning the times in your planner are two very different things. Try saying things like “I am so looking forward to my workouts today” (even if you’re not) and “I’m so grateful I GET to move my body and get stronger.” Your mind will follow suit.

5. Find Something You Enjoy

Find something that you actually enjoy, even if it’s hard to get started, and you’re halfway there.

6. Get Accountability

While it’s one thing to skip on yourself, a layer of accountability makes you far more likely to follow through on your fitness plans. Grab a friend or coworker with similar goals and plan a time to hit the gym before or after work.

1. Understand the Science of Habits

Waiting for your motivation to “strike,” like some powerful, invisible, magical unicorn galloping into your life is as unproductive as it is untrue.

2. Realize That Motivation Is a Myth

Implementing these tips will help you to commit to your goals and become a healthier you for the long-term, far beyond just summer or that wedding you want to look ripped for.

We all know workouts are good for us. It’s been proven time and time again that exercise works to reduce anxiety and depression by balancing the ratio of neurotransmitters in our brains. Motivation is not some external thing that graces some lucky people and is 40

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Little Live Pet Snuggles Mt Dream Puppy now exclusively available at Fantasy World Have you ever wanted a pet so bad, but your parents didn’t allow you to have one? Well, this is the story of most of the households but to mend the broken hearts, Fantasy World has exclusively brought the Little Live Pets Alive Snuggles My Dream Puppy which is just like a real puppy! Dreamy Puppy can be your new best friend and does what a good puppy would do. He has a pair of brown googly eyes that can melt your heart instantly. He loves being your arm and being hugged. Snuggle Dream Puppy will move, feel and responds just like a real puppy and doesn't even create a mess. With 6 play modes plus 35+ realistic puppy sounds, you can only imagine how much fun you are going to have with your new puppy friend! When you pat the head or rub the tummy, Snuggles behaves in different ways making him more loveable. Tickle him and you will hear him make happy sounds. Just like any real puppy he loves to be fed, kissed and loved. Oh, he loves to sleep too. He will close his adorable eyes as he will lay down to sleep and dream about you! With Snuggle Dreamy Puppy, you won't just be buying him, you will adopt him. He comes with an adoption certificate. Snuggles come in a fun dog carrier style packaging with handle. He has a very soft synthetic fur and a milk bottle of his own. Take him home and make him your very own at just 14.950KD. www.cpmagazine.net



Talent Radar Words: JosĂŠ Berrocoso

NACHO LUNA "Diamonds are nature-made creations refined by highly skilled creative designers".

Born in Andalusia in 1975, Nacho Luna is a diamondmaker and jeweler who has been immersed in the exotic world of diamonds for the past 25 years. Since 2014, he manages Moon Diamonds, the company with offices in the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (Belgium), the heart of the global diamond. After a sucessful career in the jewelery industry and a love affair for diamonds, Nacho, together his brother Carlos and Ignacio del Pilar and Ana Vitores, wanted to run his own business to promote the diamond culture, a responsible diamond company that recently celebrated its sixth year. Nacho is a visionary. It all started with a fascination with nature and luxury, which is what his team see faceted diamonds as nature-made creations refined by Nacho’s highly skilled creative designers. His iconic jewelry colletion is admired for its playful spirit, artful style, and expert craftsmanship. Nacho and his team take inspiration from their life experiences: travel, art, music and different cultures that cross their path. People inspire them. And actually they create custom designed pieces, with minerals of extreme purity with the stock price. This is the success of Moon Diamonds. They listen to the customer and after a nice chat they sketch the design and choose the number of diamonds and the stones to complete the gorgeous piece. After this first step, they elaborate a prototype of the jewel in the studio and the result is showed to the customer. When the prototype is approved by the client, they produce the final piece and in just a week is ready to shine! 44


THE 4Cs : The purchase of a diamond must be done taking into consideration the four values of the diamond: CUT A diamond's cut refers to the quality of the tiny surfaces, or facets. A well-cut diamond reflects light internally from one mirror-like facet to another and disperses it through the top of the gem. The facets, known as the crown, culet, table, girdle and pavilion, are arranged with precise, mathematical proportions to maximise a diamond's fire, life and brilliance. The cut, the only element of the 4Cs influenced by the human hand, is often considered the most important. A diamond that has been well cut may be given a higher quality or value than one that is larger or of a better colour. CARAT Carat is a measure of weight, not size. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams. The term is derived from the word ‘carob’. Carob seeds were used as a reference for diamond weight in the ancient world. Because larger diamonds are rare, they are more valuable than the equivalent weight in several smaller diamonds. A one carat diamond will generally cost more than two half-carat diamonds, assuming all other qualities are equal. COLOUR White or colourless diamonds actually occur in a range of shades – from truly colourless to off-white. They are graded on a colour scale from D (colourless) to Z. The differences between one shade and the next are very subtle, so grading is done under controlled lighting, using a master diamond sample set for comparison and accuracy. Natural diamonds also occur in shades of blue, green, yellow-orange, pink, red and even black. Known as 'coloured fancies', these gems are extremely rare and valuable. They are graded according to the intensity of their colour. CLARITY Clarity refers to how many ‘inclusions’ there are in a diamond. These inclusions are naturally occurring features – wisps of minerals, uncrystallised carbon, tiny fractures – formed deep within the diamond when it was created. Though usually invisible to the naked eye, they can influence the way light is reflected and refracted. A gemmologist will examine a diamond under 10x magnification before assigning a clarity grade from F (Flawless) to I (Included). The grade may also indicate whether the inclusion is near the centre of the stone or along its girdle, or outer edge.

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BORN IN RIYADH Rania Allouh and her story of creation

Jordanian designer Rania Allouh who is based in Riyadh is sharing with us her inspiration for creating modern and colorful abayas. Which are mostly linen fabrics for the abaya fashion industry of Saudi Arabia. 50

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Since when you started designing your abayas? I started a year ago. The idea of starting my own line of business was something that I wanted to do for quite some time. By living in Saudi with full understanding of the females’ day to day dress needs, I thought of creating something different that brings change and joy in the designs of the abayas to complement the fashion changes with a new outlook. My hobbies in art and design helped me a lot in deciding the way forward and in creating this new fashion business.

How long does it take to create one abaya? Making abayas looks simple but trust me, lots of work is done to comeup with new designs that capture the eyes. Sometimes I spend weeks matching the best fabric and colors to the season. Most of my abayas are made from imported cotton and linen but I use all kinds of fabric.

What’s inspiring you for abaya designing? Inspiration can come from anywhere; family, friends, music, travel and nature, just looking at my surroundings, the colors, textures and tones give me great ideas. Today's abaya designs mostly look the same, my inspiration comes from interacting with people. People know how abayas should look, fit and feel like but with creativity and joy I made things possible.

Where can we find your designs in Riyadh for sale? You can always follow me on Instagram: @tarha_abaya and Facebook tarhaabaya where I update the latest designs and fashion exhibitions and events across the Kingdom.

What is your advice for designers who just started their business? My advice to them is to be creative and innovative, believe in themselves and their capabilities to start new business. For sure the road will be bumpy at the start with great challenges but with confidence and hardwork things could happen for you.

Any plans for the future? My future plans are to go online to give my customers the possibility to make their purchases from home. Being online gives me the possibility to market my abaya designs on a global scale reaching potential customers in other countries. Having an online business means I can expose my abayas and designs to a large number of potential customers. www.cpmagazine.net





he beret, the French hat is popular among fashionistas! It was worn since the 1920s as sportswear and later as a fashion statement. If you are wondering how to perfectly style these French inspired chic hats then take a look at these outfit inspirations:

Classic, elegant and effortless, nothing makes a statement quite like a monochrome outfit!

Wear a matching beret with your blouse.

Very French chic inspired outfit.

Hot red beret hat with print t-shirt and white fuzzy jacket.

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Model: Katherine Smits (@katsmits6) Photographer/Stylist: Robert MacNeil (@robmacneilphoto) Couture: Beth Anne Couture (@bethannecouture) Jewellery: MizDragonfly (@mizdragonfly) Make Up: Aesthetics by Kat (@aestheticsbykat6) 54





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World premiere: The new Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche presents the new generation 911 Turbo S featuring unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort. Available in Coupé and Cabriolet form, the latest version of the two-door sports car delivers 650 hp (478 kW). A new 3.8-litre boxer engine with two VTG turbochargers is the beating heart of the car and delivers 70 hp (51 kW) more than its predecessor. The maximum torque now reaches 800 Nm (an increase of 50 Nm). The Turbo-specific eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) cuts the sprint from zero to 100 km/h to 2.7 seconds (a decrease of 0.2 seconds), while the top speed is unchanged at 330 km/h. The dimensions of the 911 Turbo S have increased significantly in line with its enhanced driving dynamics. The body is now 45 mm wider above the front axle at a total width of 1,840 mm and 20mm wider above the rear axle, bringing the overall width here to 1,900 mm. Modified track widths, further developed aerodynamics, and the new mixed-size tyres contribute to its agility and sportiness. The adaptive aerodynamics now include controlled cooling air flaps at the front and a larger rear wing designed to produce even more downforce. For the first time, the 911 Turbo S transfers its power to the road with tyres in two different sizes: 20-inch tyres at the front and 21inch tyres at the rear. New equipment options underline the much sportier image of the all-wheel drive 911. These include the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) sports chassis that has been lowered by 10 mm and the sports exhaust system with adjustable flaps that guarantees a distinctive sound. The new engine of the 911 Turbo S is based on the 911 Carrera engine generation. It features a completely redesigned charge air cooling system and new, larger variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers in a symmetrical layout with electrically adjustable wastegate flaps. It also uses piezo injectors which have significantly improved the vehicle’s characteristics with regard to responsiveness, power, torque, emissions and revving ability.

The new six-cylinder engine is now aspirated by four intakes with a larger overall cross-section and lower resistance, enhancing the overall engine efficiency. Two symmetrical turbochargers with variable turbine geometry (VTG) and larger dimensions replace the previous identical parts, with the compressor and turbine wheels now rotating in opposite directions. The harmonious design is ideally suited for everyday use on the road as well as the racetrack. The leap in performance of this new generation is particularly noticeable in the model’s sprint from zero to 200 km/h. At 8.9 seconds, the new 911 Turbo S is one second quicker than its predecessor. Thanks to the enhanced Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, significantly more torque can be transferred, with up to 500 Nm being transmitted to the front wheels. As part of the new standard PASM chassis, faster and more precisely controlled dampers provide significant advantages to the driving dynamics with respect to roll stability, road holding, steering behaviour and cornering speeds. The new front end, with its wider air intakes, has a characteristic Turbo-look and includes dual front light modules as well as standard LED matrix headlights with dark inserts. A redesigned, pneumatically extendable front spoiler and larger rear wing deliver 15 per cent more downforce. The sleek body of the 911 Turbo S is emphasised by its muscular rear wing sections with integrated air intakes. This new look of the rear is completed by rectangular tailpipes in high-gloss Black.


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We got our hands on the highly acclaimed HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G phone and here's our verdict

HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is praised as the King of 5G smartphones. After all it is the world’s first 2nd generation 5G smartphone and by November 24, 2019 HUAWEI Mate 30 Series shipment has exceeded 7 million units just 60 days after it was launched! Commended for its super performance, which is aided by Huawei’s own top of the line HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G chipset, together with its super iconic look and features, super videography, long lasting super battery and of course solid security features. We are going to take a detailed look at the highly acclaimed HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G and give you an honest verdict. An Iconic 5G Smartphone When we first heard super performance, we were like how super? The phone comes with HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G chipset, which offers best in class performance and connectivity. Imagine you could stream movies online, download video games and upload your videos with super high resolution to your favourite website, all at once! Apart from the amazing chipset, which helps in facilitating all that, it is also about mobile network. Huawei has invested heavily in 5G technology, which provides supersonic speed and connectivity, better frequency and lower latency. Generally, it is a significant advancement to the current 4G and has definitely raised the bar of mobile telecommunication. Currently, 5G network is categorized into two classes. There is Non-Standalone (NSA), which depends on the current 4G module and infrastructure, and then there is Standalone (SA), which uses full 5G infrastructure as its base to provide super connectivity and speed. It is truly the ultimate 5G experience. Notably, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G supports both 5G networks (NSA and SA) thus the transition from Non-Standalone (NSA) to Standalone (SA) will be seamless, convenient and very much unfelt – that is with this particular phone! Exemplary Design and Unique AI features The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G has an integrated Halo ring design at the back of the phone, which illustrates elegance and style. The 88-degree ultra-curved HUAWEI Horizon Display confers a major shift away from the traditional flat screen to create a 3D full screen that truly provides users with a unique experience. Huawei doesn’t only portray excellence in technology, it has also explored and invested in using new materials and thrilling textures as the phone comes in two variants Emerald Green and Vegan Leather Orange. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G has taken AI Interactions to a complete new level. You can now literally complete tasks without even touching the screen, all you have really got to do is slide your hands up or down to navigate or pinch to take a screenshot! It is also needless to manually flip to adjust your phone’s screen as HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G can automatically detect the angle of your eyes to adjust the screen for you accordingly, how cool is that?! Then there is intelligent Multi-Screen Collaboration. Thanks to the improved EMUI 10 you can now virtually reflect your screen of the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G in the HUAWEI MateBook to transfer data, files and documents easily. All you literally have to do is drag and drop the file with your fingers – Piece of cake, we know. Outstanding Videography It is time you rethink mobile videography. The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G presents us with the world’s first 40MP dual main camera. The Quad camera system is packed with a 40MP SuperSensing Cine Camera and a 40MP SuperSensing Camera as well as an 8MP Telephoto Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera. The 40MP Cine Camera, which supports Ultra Lowlight Video of ISO 51200, the highest sensitivity for mobile videography. You can now shoot a video of a mountain right after sunset where light is very minimal and the resolution will be as if you shot it at broad daylight, you pretty much get the same resolution easily rivalling professional video cameras. Then there is Ultra Slow-motion Video at 7680fps. Imagine shooting a video of a cluster of bees pollinating or during honey production and being able to see their tiny wings flapping with your bare eyes! Truly a sensational feature, which previously could only be captured by professional cameras.


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Famous throughout the world for its culture and style, Milan has always captured the imagination of Kuwait. Now Princi, one of Milan’s best loved bakery and cafe destinations is inviting customers in Kuwait to experience its delicious range of artisanal Italian cuisine, from its new prime location in the Grand Avenue – The Avenues. The arrival of Princi was celebrated in an exclusive media and VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony by founder and baker Rocco Princi and John Hadden, Acting CEO of Alshaya Group. Princi is set to become the destination café of choice for the discerning diner. Stylishly located in Kuwait’s best-loved mall, the café recreates Princi’s signature architectural design throughout, which also features an artisanal pastry, pizza and dessert centrepiece. Commenting on the launch of Princi in Kuwait, founder Rocco Princi said: “It gives me great pride to embark on our journey with Alshaya Group with the launch of the first Princi store in the Middle East, here in Kuwait.” “Over the years, we have brought the ‘Spirito di Milano’ - the spirit and energy of Milan - to various parts of the world and we look forward to introducing customers to our inspired menus for every moment, letting them experience the Milanese passion and energy that goes into everything we create.” Executive Chairman of Alshaya Group, Mohammed Alshaya said: “We constantly seek to bring authentic, world-class brands to our customers, and Princi is an exciting new addition to our portfolio. We look forward to welcoming customers to this inspiring new culinary destination and invite them to experience this true spirit of Milan.” Princi features an array of Italian dishes made with exceptional ingredients and an obsessive attention to detail. Customers can enjoy an early morning menu of Italian pastries, and breads, house-made granola and seasonal fruit salads. Lunch and dinner include pizza, pasta, hot savouries, filled focaccias and salads, together with handmade desserts. Culinary highlights include Ossobucco alla Milanese, Chocolate sourdough bread and filled Cannoli. Rocco Princi opened his first boutique café and bakery in Milan in 1986. With the passion to celebrate the ‘Spirito di Milano’, Princi has built a legacy and expanded the brand over three continents. Globally, Princi is a strategic food partner with the acclaimed Starbucks Reserve brand. Rocco Princi, together with the Starbucks coffee experts, have developed a signature Starbucks Reserve Princi Blend that is exclusively available at Princi locations.


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Behbehani Motors Company Wins ‘Dealer of the Year’ Across the Region

Behbehani Motors Company, the official importer of Volkswagen in Kuwait was awarded the 2019 ‘Dealer of the Year’ Award following an annual competition of dealerships across the Middle East. The Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Award is organized by Volkswagen Middle East to acknowledge the commitment and hard work of its partners in the Middle East and to recognize them for their dedication and loyalty as well as for their continuous contribution to the growth of Volkswagen brand in the region. Over the course of 12 months, Volkswagen dealers were evaluated against a set of Key Performance Indicators and a series of pre-qualifying criteria in the areas of new cars’ sales, used cars’ sales and after sales to ensure that they continuously offer the best brand experience and care to the brand’s customers in the Middle East. Behbehani Motors Company has earned the dealer of the year title. Following a competitive and stimulating process, the official Volkswagen Dealership in Kuwait was recognized as the 2019 ‘Dealer of the Year’ and stood out thanks to their exceptional dedication to provide the best customer care, outstanding sales results and exceeding the annual targets in terms of volume and quality parameters. Peter Green, Group GM of Behbehani Motors Company in Kuwait expressed during the award ceremony: “We are very delighted to have won this award. This win demonstrates our commitment to our customers and ability to meet global standards set by Volkswagen Group. It’s a great testament to the team’s abilities and how we have grown over the years. The knowledge, experience, and professionalism that each and every one showed during the testing is the reason why we were able to achieve this title.”

Samsung Announces New Galaxy A71 in Kuwait Samsung Gulf Electronics unveiled the Galaxy A71, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family. Built to make meaningful innovations and memorable mobile experiences for all users, the Galaxy A71 is packed with enhanced features: a longer lasting battery to keep up with your busy lifestyle, smarter cameras to help capture the world as you see it and an Infinity-O display that gives an uninterrupted visual experience. “Galaxy A series has gained immense popularity since its launch to become one of our most popular smartphone ranges. We are excited to introduce the new Galaxy A71 in Kuwait market and continue to offer the essential innovations that people love,” said Osman Albora, Head of Mobile Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “Awesome is for everyone and more people now have easy access to a device that looks good, lasts longer and captures every experience as it happens.” Advanced Camera Experience With Galaxy A71’s Multi Role Quad Camera, the smartphone is built for capturing those moments in life that matter most – allowing you to capture almost anything you experience in clear detail and stunning scale. Taking crisp and vivid shots, this camera will let you snap the best photo possible – day or night. The Ultra Wide camera has a 123-degree angle lens, giving you the same view as the human eye and if the shot requires it while the Depth camera lets your subjects stand out using Live Focus effects. High-Quality Video Recording With Super Steady Video you can now capture smooth and stable videos on any adventure. Super Steady Video removes camera shake when you are shooting a video of a moving object or even when you’re moving yourself. Whether you’re running, hiking or even chasing your pets, the Super Steady Video will help you capture the moment perfectly.












1. Which popular beverage is derived from the leaves and leaf buds of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen plant native to East Asia and the Indian subcontinent?







2. Which waterfall system at the border of the Brazilian Paraná state and the Argentinian Misiones province is the largest of its kind in the world, stretching along a 1.7 mile stretch of escarpment?



























3. Which 1954 novel by William Golding focusses around a group of British schoolchildren, attempting to govern themselves after they find themselves stranded on a tropical island? 4. Lhasa, home of the Potala Palace, is the capital of which

autonomous province of China, a nation in its own right from 19131951?

5. Which German is the only tennis player - both male and female to have completed the "Golden Slam", having won all 4 Open titles and the Olympic Gold in 1988?

6. To what name - in the honour of the first leader of North Vietnam

- was the former South Vietnamese capital of Saigon changed in 1976, following the country's unification?

7. Which record-breaking footballer agreed to transfer from Newell's Old Boys in Argentina to Barcelona in 2000 at the age of 13, after the club offered to pay his treatment for a growth hormone deficiency?


8. Which Irish musician, a member of the Boomtown Rats, co-

founded the charity Band Aid in 1984 to raise money for the ongoing famine in Ethiopia?

TEST YOUR VOCABULARY Which of the following is most likely true of an autodidactic student? a.

She is arrogant.


She knows how to drive.


She is self-taught.


She is a robot.

9. The Thing and The Human Torch are members of which superhero team, who made their Marvel debut in a comic of 1961?

10. Mt. Roraima, a tepui (table-top mountain, or mesa) on the border of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil, served as the inspiration for which 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle novel about a plateau in South America where creatures such as dinosaurs still survived? 11. Which French designer is well-known for popularising the "Little Black Dress" during the early 20th century? 12. Which Apollo mission of 1972 saw the last of the 12 NASA astronauts (as of 2019) land on the moon?

13. Henry Jones Jr. was the real first name of which swashbuckling archaeologist, first appearing on movie screens in 1981?

14. The name of which type of appetiser is derived from the Spanish verb meaning "to cover", rumoured to started when Andalusian drinkers used small dishes to cover their glasses of sherry to prevent flies from getting in?

Use the adjective autodidactic to describe a person who learns things on her own, from books or videos or by practicing skills, rather than in a traditional school setting. Someone who is autodidactic — an autodidact — isn't necessarily opposed to taking a class or consulting an expert, but tends to prefer learning in a selfdirected way. The Greek root word is autodidaktikos, which means "self-taught."

ANSWER: b. If you teach yourself calculus and how to speak Hindi, you are autodidactic, or someone who is self-taught.

15. Which creature, native to a few small islands in eastern

Indonesia, is the largest living reptile, reaching lengths of up to 3m and weights of up to 70kg?


16. King Zog served as the ruler of which small Balkan nation from 1928-1939, until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Italy under Victor Emmanuel III and Prime Minister Benito Mussolini?


17. Which Queen, originally of England and Scotland, oversaw the 1707 Act of Union which saw the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain?

What is the reciprocal of 17/15?

18. The wife of which biblical figure was supposedly turned to a pillar of salt upon looking back at the destruction of Sodom?

19. Which friar, born in modern-day Czechia in 1822, is often A. 1.13

described as the Father of Genetics, following his experiments cross-breeding different forms of pea plant?

B. 15/17

20. Who performed a rock version of The Star Spangled Banner at the closing of Woodstock in 1969, which subsequently became a symbol of the 1960s era?

D. 30/34 ANSWERS: B


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ANSWERS: 1.Tea, 2.Iguazú/Iguaçu falls, 3.Lord of the Flies, 4.Tibet, 5.Steffi Graf, 6.Ho Chi Minh City, 7.Lionel Messi, 8.Bob Geldof, 9.The Fantastic Four, 10.The Lost World, 11.Coco Chanel, 12.Apollo 17, 13.Indiana Jones, 14.Tapas, 15.Komodo Dragon, 16.Albania, 17.Queen Anne, 18.Lot, 19.Gregor Mendel, 20.Jimi Hendrix

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HOROSCOPES (March 21 - April 19)

(July 23 - August 22)



Saturn has been in your career sector since December 2017, marking a time when you’ve been working hard, building your career, and establishing yourself. A professional situation heats up this month, bringing major opportunities for expansion. You’ve been reflecting on the best way forward, and on March 9, Mercury stations direct as the full moon aligns in Virgo, marking the end of a cycle at work, a chance to heal a friendship, and perhaps a few dream opportunities. Let go of what isn’t working, forgive, and allow space for healing. As you clarify a vision, your growing ambitions, and soul mission, you can make a plan and take the necessary steps. Also, remember your lessons of the recent years as you evolve to a position of greater power and responsibility. On the nineteenth, the sun reaches the equinox, putting you back in your element. Mars meets Jupiter the next day, bringing huge opportunities to move to the next level personally and professionally.

(April 20 - May 20)

TAURUS Saturn has been transiting Capricorn over the past two and one-half years, drawing you on a journey of seeking a higher purpose. Whether or not you’ve been traveling physically, at the highest level this has been a spiritual journey. You’ve learned by experience that it isn’t enough to know the path; you have to walk it. Your commitment to a higher truth at times might have seemed futile and hopeless in world married to corruption and lies. But your ability to take the high road and stay true to your integrity, no matter the cost, has not gone unnoticed. Saturn enters Aquarius on March 21 (until July 1), bringing a glimpse into the coming two and one-half years. This marks a time when you’re building and establishing your career, reputation, and authority in your field. Doors are opening and closing, and there are huge opportunities arising to expand your ambitions and move your career to the next level. You’ve come a long way to get where you are today. Have more faith in yourself, remember your lessons, and keep sight of the big picture. No one has power over you, and you are the authority in your life, but be humble and remain aligned with your path and mission. Trust that anything that falls away is opening the door to opportunities aligned with your vision and values.

(May 21 - June 20)

GEMINI Since December 2017, Saturn has been transiting Capricorn, highlighting your deepest bonds, marriage, divorce, financial and sexual partnerships, taxes, death, and inheritances. You’ve had to deal with power struggles and power dynamics, asking you to dig deeper for your values surrounding commitment and learn the importance of boundaries. Now the sun is in your professional sector and the Virgo full moon aligns on March 9, the same day as Mercury’s direct station. You’ve reached the end of the road in certain cases, but you’re seeing the light, learning your authority in your life. As powerless as you may have felt at times, have faith that a situation is far from hopeless and you’re being liberated. Reflect on your long-term goals as you clarify your personal and professional ambitions. This is the end of a chapter, offering you a chance to rise above insecurities, clear unfinished business, and let go of the past. Saturn enters Aquarius on the twenty-first (and remains here until July 1). You’re being liberated from a situation in which you’ve been embroiled, in which one door closes and another opens. Over this time, you could be traveling internationally, considering higher education, publishing a book, relocating for work, dealing with legal matters, strengthening international and long-distance relationships, or committing to a spiritual path.

(June 21 - July 22)

CANCER Your relationships are undergoing a powerful transformation this month, moving past the point of no return. Over the past two and one-half years, Saturn has been moving through your relationship sector, strengthening certain connections and closing the door on others. You’ve had to be discerning, drawing boundaries in certain cases while lowering your guard in others. Now a situation is heating up, bringing major opportunities to move things to the next level. Saturn enters Aquarius on March 21 (and remains here until July 1), bringing you a glimpse into the next two and one-half years. Your relationships are moving over a powerful threshold. You could be getting married, divorced, ending or deepening financial connections, dealing with tax matters, and learning lessons of power dynamics. The more detached you can be, the more easily you can transition and deepen supportive relationships in which there is mutual respect and equal benefit. You have a lot to celebrate, and there’s a real sense of camaraderie, love, friendship, and support in your world. Be grateful and be open to receive and embrace and share your good fortune.


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There’s a powerful transformation underway in your life this month, liberating you from a situation that has ruled your life and taken a lot out of you. Since 2017, Saturn has been transiting Capricorn, highlighting your life, work, routines, and health, perhaps a chronic health issue. You’ve had to humble yourself, learn to ask for help, learn lessons of teamwork, and give selflessly to a cause that you believe in. Now a situation is reaching critical mass, and you’re ready to let go of what isn’t working, be it a job, relationship dynamic, unhealthy habit, routine, or lifestyle, to make room for a life that works for you as much as you work for it and brings a true sense of reward daily. On March 9, Mercury stations direct as the full moon aligns in Virgo, bringing conversations and information about relationships and asking you to clarify and be true to your values. As Saturn enters Aquarius on the twenty-first (and remains here until July 1), it brings one-to-one relationships into focus, opening and closing doors and teaching you to relate with others as equals.

(August 23 - September)

VIRGO As you enter March, your ruler Mercury is retrograde, suggesting you’re in the process of reevaluating your life, work, health, and routines. On March 9, Mercury stations direct as the full moon aligns in Virgo, putting you in the spotlight. You are not who you used to be, and this is a chance to heal and reprioritize your life so it reflects your innermost being. Since 2017, Saturn has been moving through Capricorn, the part of your chart that rules your heart, children, inner child, creativity, love, romance, and ability to take risks. You’ve learned difficult lessons, but you’ve also learned the importance of authenticity and creating your reality. You can’t be anyone other than yourself or deny your desires or how you feel. Saturn enters Aquarius on the twenty-first (and remains here until July 1), bringing significant developments at work or in a health situation and offering a chance to heal. You could be starting a new job or health regimen, changing routines, or taking on a new project. Expect life to get busier. It will require teamwork, time management, and an ability to say no and not take on too much.

(September 23 - October)

LIBRA Saturn has been in your domestic sector since December 2017, bringing to the forefront matters surrounding security, home, family, real estate, your father, and roots. You’ve been laying the foundation for a new life, in some cases starting from the ground up. But this has also meant consciously closing a chapter of the past to make room for the life you’re trying to build. You’re turning a powerful corner now, deepening in a sense of security— financially and emotionally. On March 9, Mercury stations direct as the full moon aligns in Virgo. You don’t have all the answers, but you’re learning an important truth about yourself, your heart, and your secret desires and fantasies. You can have what you want, attract who or what you desire, and create the life you dream of, but you have to dare to acknowledge it to yourself first. The sun reaches the equinox on the nineteenth, the next day marks a Mars-Jupiter connection, and Saturn enters Aquarius the day after that (remaining here until July 1), bringing you a glimpse into the coming two and one-half years. Your relationships are drawing you to take what feels like a huge risk. You’ve learned difficult lessons, but as long as you remember them, you needn’t fear repeating cycles or hold back from living in the present.

(October 23 - November)

SCORPIO Saturn has been transiting Capricorn since December 2017, highlighting your mind, communication, perceptions, short-distance travel, and siblings, among other things. You’ve learned the power of your mind to create your reality, whether heaven or hell. Now Saturn is in its final weeks in Capricorn and Mars, your ruling planet, is in the sign, bringing home the message of the transit and asking for greater self-awareness and brutal honesty with yourself. There are huge developments unfolding that can bring life-altering choices, marking a fork in the road. Mercury stations direct on March 9, the same day as the Virgo full moon, highlighting a friendship, social situation, and aspirations. Something (or someone) you’ve been wishing for could be closer to home than you think. The sun reaches the equinox on the nineteenth, followed by a MarsJupiter conjunction the next day, bringing huge choices and opportunities surrounding work and your life.

(November 22 - December)

SAGITTARIUS Saturn has been transiting Capricorn since December 2017, asking you to dig deeper for your values, self-esteem, and self-worth. This is also the area of your life that rules income, possessions, and your closest commitments and bonds. You’ve been under a considerable amount of pressure in these area, but, hopefully, you’re also learning your worth and how much you have to offer. Your generosity, integrity, kindness, values, and skills are your true wealth. This month brings home a message as Mars moves through Capricorn and Saturn spends its final weeks in the sign: value yourself. On March 9, Mercury stations direct as the full moon aligns in Virgo, highlighting a professional situation and bringing important conversations and information to the surface. You’re revisiting situations that began to play out early last month. Remain detached and you can renegotiate agreements and make choices that work for all you care about. Mars conjoins Jupiter on the twentieth (a day after the equinox), bringing huge financial developments and opportunities. With great risk comes great reward—be wise, remain aligned with your values rather than attached to gain, and remember your lessons of Saturn in Capricorn. Then you can successfully draw in what you desire.

(December 22 - January 19)

CAPRICORN Saturn has been transiting Capricorn since December 2017, marking a formative period in your life. You’ve had to step up to shoulder more responsibility, work harder, and humble yourself so you can learn and grow. Now Saturn is in its final weeks in the sign, along with Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto. The pressure is on and you’re being put to the test. But no matter how urgent something seems now, move at your own pace. Take responsibility for your life without blaming others or even yourself. Change comes from within. Be the force of change you want to see in the world. Mercury stations direct on March 9, the same day as the Virgo full moon, bringing conversations, information, and revelations. Reflect on your longterm personal, relationship, and financial goals and plans, and be true to your values. As Saturn enters Aquarius on the twenty-first (and remains here until July 1), you’re stepping over a threshold into a new chapter. This marks a period when you’re likely to be more focused on matters of financial and emotional security.

(January 20 - February 18)

AQUARIUS Since December 2017, Saturn has been transiting Capricorn, the most hidden part of your chart. This has taken you digging through your subconscious. You’ve been confronting your demons and subconscious blockages, especially surrounding success, failure, and intimacy. As you enter March, Mercury is retrograde in your sign and Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are in Capricorn. Your subconscious is working overtime, and there are major changes unfolding behind the scenes, asking for greater self-awareness and introspection. Be honest about your secret desires, fears, fantasies, and illusions. On March 9, Mercury stations direct as the Virgo full moon aligns, bringing life-changing information, decisions, and choices. Be true to yourself and let go of power struggles. You don’t have total control, but you can choose where you invest energy, and this is a chance to reclaim your power. Saturn enters Aquarius on the twenty-first (and remains here until July 1), bringing a glimpse into the lessons of the next two and one-half years. You’re stepping over a threshold, shouldering greater responsibility, and coming into your own.

(February 19 - March 20)

PISCES Over the past two and one-half years, Saturn has been in Capricorn, opening and closing doors in a social situation, community, friendships, and your aspirations. Since December, your social circle has widened, connecting you with opportunities and others who can help you manifest your dreams as you let go of the ones you’ve outgrown. This process heats up in March, gathering critical mass. If you aren’t sure who you can trust, move slowly and be patient as more is revealed. Mercury stations direct on March 9, the same day as the Virgo full moon, bringing significant partnerships and hidden information to light. You can’t believe everything you hear, but trust your intuition. There are huge opportunities arising to further your ambitions, perhaps dream opportunities that only come once in a lifetime. A relationship can also deepen, but it will require self-reflection, honesty, and a willingness to bare your soul to each other.

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