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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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Interview with Melanie Jane

From the daffodil fields of northern England to the lavender fields of the South of France, Melanie Jane Nightingale is a lifelong fragrance and essential oil enthusiast. It’s this passion that led her to become the founder of ‘Masterclasses with Melanie’, a fun and interactive aromatherapy workshop that started life in the iconic Dubai World Trade Club....

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...

Beginner’s guide to No Shampoo

Heard of the ‘no poo’ or ‘no shampoo’ movement? People across the world are dumping store-bought shampoo and conditioner in favour of making their own. Why bother? To free yourself from daily hair-washing; to reduce the toxic load on your body and on the planet. And to save money. Aspen Aman investigates…  Why w...

The Skin and how to really take care of it!

Every day we are losing millions upon millions of skin cells… in doing so we are also losing elasticity, smoothness and the loss of brightness to the skin as a build-up of cells stay on the surface layer called the Epidermis. | WORDS BY KATRINA VALENTE In order to keep your skin in excellent condition we must use good quality and effective skincare products, eat...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

Why empathetic living might be the secret to post Covid relationship building

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become increasingly aware of the need to live ever more cohesive and connected lives. For so long we have existed in our own self-driven bubbles, moving from one daily drama to the next, without investing the time to focus...

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.

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. ...

10 easy ways to practice Mindfulness

Learning to practice mindfulness and live in the present moment can transform your life and increase your happiness. Find out how to master mindfulness with these 10 easy and practical steps | WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Have you ever wondered what it means to live  in the present? Aren’t we all here, now, in the present? Well yes, beautiful soul, but for so man...

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Grow your own balcony garden

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowers. Aspen Aman investigates balcony gardens in the UAE. For many people living in the UAE, their balcony or patio is either a great gathering place for friends and family or just another place to battle dust and dirt. But there’s another way to view, and use, your bal...

Reiki for animals

Is your pet absorbing your issues? From falcons to puppies, fish, reptiles, monkeys, horses, cats and wild animals – a little energy healing goes a long way.  Words by Tamara Pitelen. For those who believe in energy healing, physical and mental illness are the manifestations of unresolved emotional issues. For example, energy healers believe that diseas...

Food as sunscreen

Use nutrition not sunscreen to protect yourself against sunburn, cancer, and premature aging, writes organic cosmetologist Shirley Conlon who is no fan of the chemical-laden sunscreen creams. In recent years, we’ve increasingly been told to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer or to slather ourselves in sunscreen creams. But is the su...

Clearing the Clutter Cloud and becoming Organized

By Shelina Jokhiya from DeCluttr Me   Whether it be your kitchen, wardrobe, or desk, excess items in your surroundings can have a negative impact on your ability to focus and process information. That’s what neuroscientists at Princeton University foun...

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