How to be magnetic and in great shape – a few tricks from the diva Manal El Feitury – singer and actress

Manal El-Feitury is a singer and actress, born and raised in London. There are numerous roles and stage performances behind her, including “Code Red”, “Coronation Street”, “As Do Anything”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “My Family”, “Hooked, “Big Bruvva The Musical”. Manal is a participant in the 5th season of X Factor Bulgaria and has been identified as an “accomplished artist with a bright future”. She is extremely magnetic, charismatic and energetic and always in great shape. We asked her to share with us some of her secrets with us.

What are the tricks of being magnetic and charismatic on stage and in life from your opinion?

 In a world that is so easy to get lost in, I believe in being real/honest and genuinely present in any moment is the key. So many are fighting their authentic true self that I feel fake is now reality and reality is now fake. As humans we crave real connect so granted working on those qualities in your character instead of hiding them will magnetically draw people to you. In regards to the performing if you are authentic to yourself no one can be you there is only one you, therefore you eliminate any form of competition allowing you to perform from a place of honesty. A good actor, and when I say actor this counts for dance and singing as you reenact something over and over making it look like it’s being done for the 1st time. 

What are your little daily rituals to have everyday perfect look?

 This is such a funny question, to start with anyone who knows me knows I’m not that woman who has an everyday perfect look. I run around with my crazy hair, no make-up and tracksuits most of the time. No one is perfect every day! I don’t spend an hour a day doing my makeup but I do go to the gym religiously and drink loads of water may not have a perfect body or be super skinny but I have a very powerful functional body because of things I chose to put in my routine.

Can you give some advises to the women how can they be more energetic and keep the positive mood?

Yes I can.

  • Don’t start your day looking at social media, also if you do clear your feed and make it full of only people that make you happy not people or products that make you feel bad about yourself.
  • Laugh as much as you can especially at yourself.
  • Connect with animals even if you don’t have any, one on the street or a friends pet. They are black and white and the most authentic in any situation.
  • Think about all things you have and not the things you don’t have or want.
  • Pick your friends well, they are the people who will build you and pick you up when you’re down. But remember to have true good friends we need to learn to be one also.
  • Do what makes you happy, even if it means no one is by your side…. Go enjoy the journey it’s gonna be over before we can blink.

Manal is a real diva. Genuine, artistic and full with energy. Thank you for the time and for the secrets which you share with us.

What is the Project Scheherazade?

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Where does the name Scheherazade come from?

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Scheherazade (Persian: شهرزاد‎‎ Šahrzād also called Shahrazad) is the legendary Persian queen and the storyteller and narrator of The Nights. She is the daughter of the kingdom’s vizier and sister of Dunyazad (Persian: دنیازاد‎‎).

She marries King Shahryar, who has vowed that he will execute a new bride every day. For 1001 nights, Scheherazade tells her husband a story every night, stopping at dawn with a cliffhanger, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day.

Shahryar

Shahryar or Shahriar or Shariar or Shahriyar or Schahryar or Sheharyar or Shaheryar or Shahrayar or Shaharyar (Persian: شهریار – Šahryār‎‎, “city-server” or the king) is the fictional Persian Sassanid King of kings who is told stories by his wife, Scheherazade.

He ruled over a Persian Empire extended to India, over all the adjacent islands and a great way beyond the Ganges as far as China, while Shahryār’s younger brother, Shahzaman (Persian:شاهزمان – Šāhzamān‎‎) ruled over Samarkand.

In the frame-story, Shahryar is betrayed by his wife, which makes him believe that all women will, in the end, betray him. So every night for three years, he takes a wife and has her executed the next morning, until he marries Scheherazade, his vizier’s beautiful and clever daughter. For 1001 nights in a row, Scheherazade tells Shahryar a story, each time stopping at dawn with a cliffhanger, thus forcing him to keep her alive for another day so that she can complete the tale the next night. After 1,001 stories she has told Shahryar, she tells him that she has no more stories to tell him. However, during the stories, Shahryar has grown into a wise ruler and rekindles his trust in women.

Dunyazad

DunyazadDunyazade, (also called DunyazatdeDinazade, or Dinarzad) (Persian: دنیازاد‎‎) is the younger sister of Queen Scheherazade. In the story cycle, it is she who (at Scheherazade’s instruction) initiates the tactic of cliffhanger storytelling to prevent her sister’s execution by Shahryar. Dunyazad, brought to her sister’s bedchamber so that she could say farewell before Scheherazade’s execution the next morning, asks her sister to tell one last story. At the successful conclusion of the tales, Dunyazad marries Shah Zaman, Shahryar’s younger brother.

She is recast as a major character as the narrator of the Dunyazadiad segment of John Barth’s novel Chimera.

Scheherazade’s Father

Scheherazade’s Father, sometimes called Jafar (Arabic: جعفر‎‎), is the vizier of King Shahryar. Every day, on the king’s order, he beheads the brides of Shahryar. He does this for many years until all the unmarried women in the kingdom have either been killed or run away, at which point Scheherazade offers to marry the king.

The vizier tells Scheherazade the Tale of the Bull and the Ass, in an attempt to discourage his daughter from marrying the king. It does not work and she marries Shahryar anyway.

At the end of the 1001 nights, Scheherazade’s father goes to Samarkand where he replaces Shah Zaman as sultan.

 

Shah Zaman

Shah Zaman or Schazzenan (Persian: شاهزمان – Šāhzamān‎‎) is the Sultan of Samarkand, sometimes called Samarcande and brother of Shahryār. Shah Zaman catches his first wife in bed with a cook and cuts them both in two. Then, while staying with his brother, he discovers that Shahryār’s wife is unfaithful. At this point, Shah Zaman comes to believe that all women are untrustworthy and he returns to Samarkand where, as his brother does, he marries a new bride every day and has her executed before morning.

At the end of the story, Shahryār calls for his brother and tells him of Scheherazade’s fascinating, moral tales. Shah Zaman decides to stay with his brother and marries Scheherazade’s beautiful younger maiden sister, Dunyazad with whom he has fallen in love.