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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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Healing power of Chinese Energetics

An ancient energy healing technique known as Chinese Energetics views humans as bio-computers that can be healed by accessing the nervous system to clear energetic blocks. Words by Tamara Pitelen. Chinese Energetics is an energy healing technique developed over thousands of years in the ancient Shaolin Temple in China. However, it’s only in the last 20 years that the Buddhis...

The men who made us fat – cheat notes

The alarming rise in levels of obesity around the world motivated reporter Jacques Peretti to go in search of the people responsible for revolutionising our eating habits. He produced a documentary for the BBC about it called The Men Who Made Us Fat. We’ve summarised the main points here but it is well worth a watch, go to www.bbc.co.uk   Today...

The Year of the DOG

By Zakariya Adeel As the busy Rooster year draws to a close, the Dog herds us dutifully towards his home territory on 16th February 2018.  Creative, witty and confident, the next twelve months promise to be a roller coaster of extreme emotions.

Baby on the way? Dial a doula to help you through

Midwives, doctors, loved ones? Who else would you have sharing one of the biggest events of your life: the birth of your baby? Yoga instructor and new mother Cheryl Parsons hired a doula to be with her on delivery day. She reveals more about this growing trend in alternative birthing support…  I can hear your first question already. What on earth is a doula...

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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...

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. ...

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...

Mind over fatter

Mika Thornley has spent 35 years cracking the code that unlocks her ‘fat padlock’. Here she reveals her personal journey to help you with yours.    Here’s the thing: There is no one secret, magic key to effortlessly achieving your ideal body weight. It’s taken me about 35 years to come to that conclusion and I’m wr...

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Stress and weight gain

Ongoing stress causes chemical changes that basically turn our bodies into efficient fat storage machines. Words by Allie McLaughlin.  We all experience some form of stress each day and, in small amounts, it can actually be good for us. Stress allows us to react to situations when we need to think quickly and our bodies are wired to handle short bursts of stress fol...

Eating Mindfully

We all eat every day, and the food we choose can be a powerful influence on our wellbeing, health, energy and mood. How we eat is just as important. Mindful attention to the simple act of eating has the potential to transform your health significantly for the better. Eating mindfully promotes a healthy body weight, more conscious food choices, and healthier digestion. It also ensures opt...

Healing troubled children through play therapy

Whether its bullying or divorcing parents, where do children turn when they’re experiencing psychological difficulties? Play therapist Tim Hydari explains healing troubled children through Play Therapy. Picture this. You’re struggling with a problem but your loved ones can’t understand what’s bothering you. Maybe you can’t explai...

Astrology Trends 2014

The astrological patterns in the heavens in 2014 see Jupiter changing signs to Leo for the first time in 12 years. It’s also the final full year of Saturn’s stay in Scorpio. What does it mean for your horoscope? Astrologer Jessica Adams reveals… ARIES It took ages to get off the ground, but the plans you made for your house, flat, family, h...

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