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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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Inner Strength at Atlantis with Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy massage treatment that uses the power of essential oils and chakra cleansing to strengthen you from the inside out. Tamara Pitelen.   Atlantis the Palm Hotel is an attack on the senses. Situated on the furthest most reaches of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, its size, grandeur and colour makes it one of the most unmistakable visual references on the 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...

Child’s Pose: Kids yoga in Dubai schools

What better way to raise healthy, balanced adults than by teaching them mindfulness, focus and compassion as children. Basma Saimua reports on a new yoga programme for children being introduced into Dubai’s schools. Imagine teaching children skills that will help build their self esteem and self-love. How about teaching them compassion and empathy for others or encouraging them t...

Confessions of a Reformed Shampoo Addict

Asma Merchant went cold turkey on shampoo – and the world didn’t end! She explains how and why…    I have always had a chronic love affair with shampoos. I would stand in the beauty aisles of supermarkets for hours, lusting over the bottles, reading the multiple miracle adjectives that these magical concoctions were promising...

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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. ...

Meditate for More Profitable Business

Evidence shows meditation can improve business decisions and save your company from expensive investment mistakes, so meditate for more profitable business writes Zoe Kinias and Andrew Hafenbrack of INSEAD Knowledge. It’s a practice rooted in Hinduism and adopted by those seeking spiritual guidance but meditation has become an increasingly popular practice amongst the C-suite eli...

Gong bath meditation

Coming clean about gong baths and sound healing.   Let’s get one thing out the way; a gong bath doesn’t involve water. Oh yes, you may laugh but that was my initial concern when I first heard the term ‘gong bath’ about 10 years ago. “Ooh no,” I said, “I’m not getting into a bath to meditate…&rdq...

How to live fearlessly

The author of Dying To Be Me, Anita Moorjani, went through cancer and a Near Death Experience in order to understand the importance of self love and fearless living. Happily, she says, you don’t have to. Awakenings sat in on Anita’s workshop called How to Live Fearlessly. Here’s what we learnt…   Most of us are driven by fears to so...

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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...

Attracting wealth with Feng Shui

Can moving your sofa make you rich? Tamara Pitelen hires a Feng Shui master to turn her home into a money magnet. Like most people, my knowledge of Feng Shui did not go very deep. I knew it originated in China and had something to do with channeling the flow of energy. If energy got stuck it was bad and the right energy had to be flowing properly if you wanted harmony, health money, lo...

Mindfulness meditation as medication

Even most traditional doctors in the UK now believe their patients could improve their health with meditation. Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon, and Mark D. Griffiths of the Psychological Wellbeing and Metal Health Research Unit of the UK’s Nottingham Trent University report on meditation as medication.   Until recently, it was practically unheard of...

Paint away your problems: The power of art as therapy

Creative expression has the power to change your life, writes Jan D’Sa, a molecular biologist-turned- artist who discovered this for herself after picking up her paintbrush saved her life and sanity.   Creative expression is a powerful tool for healing, meditation and de-stressing. With more people opting for alternative paths to health, wellness and happines...

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