A Fat Girl’s Confidence – Must Read

In a time where society has declared that skinny is good and fat is bad, Patrice Shavone Brown has written a must-read for every girl who has or is struggling with weight. In A Fat Girl’s Confidence, Brown proclaims that being healthy and confident no longer equates only to being skinny. She provides you with the tools necessary to build self-esteem and confidence, to find beauty from within as a fat girl.

Having been labeled as obese at the age of 30, Brown writes from personal experience. She both learned to manage her weight and accept the shape of her body. She also acknowledges that throughout her journey, it was not easy to learn to love herself amidst all the hurtful comments from family members.

We live in a time where everyone feels the need to make snap judgements and seemingly innocent remarks such as, “You look like you’ve lost weight!”. These comments often come at a time when we do not want them and certainly do not need them. Instead of promising instant progress or gratification from reading her book, she recognizes that confidence must be built and strengthened through repetition. If you continue to always look to others for a stamp of approval, it will be very hard to give yourself permission to be confident.

A portion of A Fat Girl’s Confidence is dedicated toward a seven-day workbook of exercises meant to boost the beauty and self-love everyone can find within. Each day begins with a positive affirmation, inspirational wisdom, and then finishes with an activity to help you feel comfortable and confident in your body. The first few days focus on loving and being happy with who you are, while convincing yourself that you are more than enough. The last few days acknowledge the strength that can be found from associating with other fat girls, complete with a final affirmation of confidence.

The second half of the book stresses the importance and benefits of journaling. Brown insists that writing down your thoughts is a great way to monitor your overall mental health and wellbeing. In doing so, you can not only track patterns of positive or negative thoughts, but also reduce stress and feel as if you vented to a close friend. Taking this a step further, she also reminds readers that they are not alone. Sharing stories and supporting other fat girls can be a fruitful learning experience for all.

Depending on what stage of confidence you are at, you may find some parts of this book more helpful than others. Perhaps the daily activities will be the most crucial in starting your fat girl journey off on the right food. Or maybe the participation in daily journaling groups with other fat girls will unlock new doors, new areas of self-actualization. Either way, you will feel a sense of great accomplishment when you reach the end. The final pledge will, without a doubt, solidify the dedication needed to unleash the bold, beautiful, confident fat girl within you. Order your copy on Amazon now!

Ras Al Khaimah Sees Boosted Tourism Numbers in 2019

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has seen renewed growth and economic vigor over the past several years. Once almost an afterthought in the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah has seen electric growth thanks to its burgeoning tourism industry as well as the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi. Thanks to intensified efforts to cultivate the tourism sector, Ras AL Khaimah has reported a growth of 4% in total annual visitors since 2018, hitting 1.12 million in 2019. Let’s take a closer look at why Sheikh Saud has been so effective at building Ras Al Khaimah as an international destination.

First and foremost, Ras Al Khaimah is one of the only emirates in the UAE that was not afforded the luxury of a rich oil industry. Without natural reserves of oil to boost the economy, Ras Al Khaimah has had to instead diversify its efforts in a number of different areas. Traditional economic sectors in the UAE include real estate development, manufacturing, agriculture, and the production of building materials.

Ever since Sheikh Saud renewed his focus on tourism, that sector of the economy has grown faster than all other aspects. Sheikh Saud has worked with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to turn Ras Al Khaimah into an international destination for entrepreneurs, tourists, and expats alike. This entire process has been wrapped into a three-year development strategy that was implemented by Raki Phillips, the CEO at Tourism Authority. Phillips believes that the continued support of destinations like the Jebel Jais Zipline and the Ras Al Khaimah marathon as integral to said growth, among other events.

Visitors to Ras Al Khaimah are going to want to keep their eyes open for a few key destinations during their travel. With tax incentives in place, support for locations like the Ras Al-Khaimah National Museum and the Khatt Springs both create wonderful and welcoming experiences for travelers and tourists alike. Ras Al Khaimah is also well-known for its rich past and deep affinity for culture. Historical hotspots like the Dhayah Fort and the rustic fishing village of Jazirat Al Hamra allow for an up-close look at where the growing emirate has been.

In a report released by the Tourism Authority team, visitors to Ras Al Khaimah came from all over the world. The largest increase in visitors from a specific country would go to Russia, India, and Kazakhstan. Russian tourists in Ras Al Khaimah increased by 13% while Kazakhstan hit 15% and India hit 10.5%. Tourism Authority CEO Phillips believes that these numbers will continue growing as the country plunges forward with its three-year plan. In the coming years, Ras Al Khaimah is expected to add north of 6,200 hotel rooms from high-value brands to the emirate. According to the tourism authority board, Ras Al Khaimah is angling for more than 1.2 million visitors by the year 2021.

While Ras Al Khaimah is experiencing incredibly positive growth, concerns regarding the coronavirus will likely inhibit progress throughout all of 2020.