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How To Get The Universe On Your Side

WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen?

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Clearing the Clutter Cloud and becoming Organized

By Shelina Jokhiya from DeCluttr Me   Whether it be y...

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It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

A guide to energy healing by Reema Aidasani ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin  

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Organic fake tans

Want that golden bronze look for summer but don’t want the UV rays or the toxic chemicals found in regular tan products? Holistic beautician Katrina Valente trials organic fake tanning.  Summer is coming and it’s great to have a bit of colour to look fresh and healthy. Crazy at it seems, here in the UAE we live in the sun all year round but most o...

Cruelty-free cosmetics UAE

Where in the UAE can you buy a mascara or eye-shadow that hasn’t been rubbed in a bunny’s eye to make it ‘safe’ for humans? Awakenings investigates cruelty-free cosmetics UAE… words by Tamara Pitelen and Katrina Valente. We’re typical women who love make-up. We love how a new lipstick can make us feel like a million dollars and we love how mascara c...

Curing the sugar blues

Why do you need to quit the sugar habit? For a start, it makes you old, fat and grumpy and that’s not all. Basma Saimua reveals why and how to ditch the white stuff.  Do you frequently crave sugary foods? Do you gain weight quickly and lose it slowly? Do you feel tired and low on energy in the afternoons? Do you suffer from insomnia? Does your m...

Six healing super foods

Every day and exotic super foods that will change your life. Words by Hayley Mac. When asked to write this article about my favourite super foods, my first thought was, “Oh thats easy”… er, wrong! I hold food in such high regard that choosing just six is tough but I have divided a few of them into two categories: Local organic super food staples and ...

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Time to Detox’ Retreat

AN EXCLUSIVE AWAKENINGS MAGAZINE RETREAT Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle of city life and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Join us on a group Detox Retreat to the wonderful and luxurious Amatara Wellness Resort for 5 days from 26 to 31 October 2017. For more i...

Dying to be me – Anita Moorjani

The amazing story of how one woman’s Near Death Experience helped her heal from cancer by releasing fear and unconditionally loving herself. Tamara Pitelen interview Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me.   In 2006, after a four-year fight with cancer, Anita Moorjani was in a coma and virtually dead… but instead of dying, as the docto...

10 Day Silent Meditation

Could you stop talking for 10 days while also spending 10 hours a day cross-legged in meditation? Tamara Pitelen discovers first hand why the Vipassana 10 day silent meditation retreat is not to be taken lightly.  What’s it like not speaking for 10 days while meditating all day every day from 4.30am? I won’t lie; it’s no walk in the park. At least it wasn’t for me. ...

Krishna Das on the power of chanting

The king of kirtan, Krishna Das is the biggest selling chant artist of all time and pals with people like Madonna and Sting. While in Dubai recently, he sat down with Awakenings to reveal how chanting transformed him from a “brutally unhappy” young man into the ‘Elvis of meditational mantra music’… and what chanting can do for you. Words by Tamara Pitelen.

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin   Tell us who you are, where you are from and the name of your brand.

Revealed! Lowest polluting petrol cars UAE

You can’t afford one of few hybrids available in the UAE but you want to reduce the amount of toxic CO2 you’re pumping into the air (you know, the deadly greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change) – what do you do? Read our guide on which cars available in the UAE produce the lowest amounts of CO2… Words by Adrian Maul. In the las...

Fossil fuels, climate change and low carbon diets

If you think the world is making headway on climate change, think again. We’re on the fast track to creating a planet that’s uninhabitable and drastic change is needed now. The world needs to go on a low carbon diet. By Tamara Pitelen.   The human race is speeding down the road to an uninhabitable planet, with temperatures too hot to live in; too high to...

Amatara Wellness Resort – Phuket

Nestled amongst stunning palm trees and pristine white beaches on the majestic Cape Panwa with unrivalled views across the Andaman sea, The Amatara Wellness Resort in Phuket provided the perf...

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