Recipe For Success

Recipe for Success

In our women’s edition (it’s International Women’s Day on 8 March and Mother’s Day in Jordan on 21 March), we celebrate womanhood with the debut of Photographer Anastasia Casey’s Food for the Eye corner. In her photo editorial, Who Are You? she captures through her lens the beauty and resilience of mothers- both stay-at-home and working.

Makeup Artist Nada Al Agha works on the faces of women of all ages. Her beauty spread Beautiful at Any Age! is all about enhancing what is already beautiful about you!

Because the effects of stress take a serious toll on health and beauty, Clinical Pathologist & Laboratory Medicine Specialist Dr Renad Seheimat explains the symptoms, the far-reaching effects, how to get tested and what you can do about stress, in her corner: Holistic Health.

Another woman helping people banish stress from their lives is Nahed Bandak, who first brought yoga to Palestine – Yoga Instructor Rula Wardeh Sakkab catches up with her in her monthly feature Yoga Café.

An inspiring profile comes from Tobacco Free Jordan’s Dr Larissa Uar who interviewed 54-year-old smoker-turned-marathon runner Hamdi Abu Dahab. This father of two inspires us to kick the habit and pursue our dreams. Plus, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development-ARDD share with us an economic empowerment initiative in Real Lives: From Rubble to Gemstones.

Adapted for Family Flavours from Razan Rousan’s book Tiny Tips, we bring you a shopping list of newborn essentials this month.

Did you know that breastfeeding isn’t just about food? Thuraya Al’awwa, a specialist in the clinical management of breastfeeding, reveals the benefits of bonding with your baby and how best to utilise your breastfeeding time for bonding.

This section is also packed with expert-backed tips for healthy relationships. In Ask Our Experts, seven of our contributors provide a holistic, interdisciplinary response to a common issue in marriages: losing interest in sex. Then, Dr Yaman Tal, Consultant Urological Surgeon & Consultant in Sexual Medicine, busts the myths surrounding the hymen.

Do anti-ageing creams really work? Dermatologist Dr Dana Fara’neh-Batayneh gives us the scoop. Finally, Clinical Dietician Ayah Murad shows us how to eat for our body type.