“You at this time can only be destroyed by yourselves, from within and not from without. You have reached the point where the victory is to be won from within and can only be lost from within.”
It is your season, literally! You hear the whisper of the wind of change in the distance, and you can almost see the turning point up ahead. You have been diligently working, learning and growing, consistently putting one foot in front of the next—always moving forward. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ve always known you had it in you. Stop dimming your own light and step forward in confidence—thrive.
With each step, you put yourself that much closer to your target. Sometimes, you hesitate or question yourself even, but don’t forget that you are a part of something bigger. Your hard work, your effort or that boulder which you have been chipping away at might be just the impetus an onlooker needs to start believing in themself. So, keep going; the victory is yours.
Let’s bet on ourselves. As always, we at Out and About Magazine are here to cheer you on and remind you that it can be done, and you can do it!
Features and Highlights
Green Fashion takes centre stage in our Fashion Feature as we take a closer look at whether fashion can be sustainable, providing some tips on curating such a wardrobe.
Explore 8 Steps to Hydrated Skin and Recommended Products in our Beauty section, as well as #HotWeatherHacks to make your perfume last longer this summer, so you can keep smelling like a dream.
Check out Out and About Magazine’s first-ever Black Excellence Awards 2021 wrap, which highlights the 16 trailblazers, strategists, and visionaries who were recognised at the gala on June 4, on an evening of glamourous fashion and camaraderie.
Kesian Bennett talks about team-building, motivation and owning the only Jamaican-owned restaurant, Kingston 21, in the country in our Behind the Brand feature. We also get to know the restaurant’s head chef Ricardo.
In Taking Lessons from Toufi Saliba, a veteran in the world of start-ups, the technopreneur delves into the world of non-fungible tokens, even making a prediction for 2030.
In our Lifestyle section, we tackle why we should review our goals often in Mid-year Review: Taking Control of Our Goals, exploring, too, the five-step goal-setting system. In Overcoming Obstacles, explore tools you can use to change the narrative and start seeing obstacles from an elevated perspective.
With postpartum mental illness affecting 80 per cent of mothers, in Addressing Post-maternal Mental Health, we take a closer look at postpartum depression, birth-related post-traumatic stress disorder and postpartum psychosis.
Also, in our Lifestyle section, we bring you tips on How to Curb Emotional Eating. And, if you have ever wracked your brain about the role stars play in our lives, you’ll learn a lot from the piece Astrology: Can the Stars and Planets Influence Our Lives?
Fancy a taste of Latin American and the Caribbean in the UAE? Check out the feature Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen Opens in Dubai for an idea of what to expect at the new eatery in our Food section. Or, for an international concept backed by hand-picked and home-grown, award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, explore what Time Out Market Dubai has to offer at Souk Al Bahar.
And, of course, our Food section would not have been complete without giving you 5 Delish Summer Desserts for you and the entire family. Check out the easy-to-make treats!
Our Fitness feature, 4 Steps to Weight Loss Success, looks at using a 360-degree approach to achieving the desired results.
Flipping to our Travel section, Experience the ‘Best of Maldives’ at Anantara Kihavah Villas with its underwater restaurant and wine cellar and much more.
Trust your Process for Progress looks at hermit crabs, their natural adaptations, and how they are good examples of creating the best situation to fit into their growing needs. This issue’s For the Culture feature, we, too, can learn a thing or two from these crabs.
Finally, we bring you a book feature on The Untethered Soul authored by spiritual teacher Michael A Singer. The Shelf Life feature will help you discover what you can do to end the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness.
You can only be destroyed by yourselves
Don’t ever forget how powerful you are. Out and About Magazine, with the team that made this Edition possible, promises to continue highlighting, inspiring and reminding you of your greatness. Embrace it!
Lots of love,