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

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become incre...

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The Year of the Rat 2020

2020 will be a year that we all will remember, where we were and what unfolded, a year in which all that we held as normal was no more and we move into unchartered waters, learning and crea...

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Fighting wrinkles and holistic beauty

Got a burning question about holistic beauty? Katrina Valente is your guide to naturally loving the skin you’re in. This issue, what to do when you’re an ethical eco-warrior but who doesn’t plan to grow old gracefully. Q. “Help! Katrina, I’m torn. I want to use ethical and environmentally-friendly products but I have to ad...

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...

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 perfect backdrop for our mother and daughter five-day detox retreat. Read all about it in our re-launch issue out 15th April!

Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

It’s pretty common to have a reaction to a certain food, but in most cases it’s an intolerance rather than a true allergy. Why does it matter? Although they may have similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more serious. | WORDS BY DR. MARIE-CLAIRE WESTGARTH Food allergy is not the same as food intolerance, but the two are frequently confused. A classical fo...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

Breathing is our superpower.

WORDS BY BY MARIA PAZ JIMENEZ PENA ”One conscious breath in and out is a meditation’‘ – E. Tolle Around 10 years ago the word spread in Buenos Aires that a renowned master from India would come to town. The purpose of his visit was to teach people how to… breathe! I still remember how ridiculous and fun...

Islam and Aromatherapy

A pioneer of aromatherapy was Islam’s own father of medicine, Abu Ali Al-Hussain Ibn Sina aka Avicenna. Samar Khan explains Ibn Sina’s view of the healing powers of oils and scent.  Ever wonder where Dubai’s chain of Bin Sina pharmacies got its name? Abu Ali Al-Hussain Ibn Sina was the Arabian father of Medicine from Islam’s Golden Era...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

Fertility Therapy with Hypnotherapy

The desire to have a baby can be so strong that a woman feels it like a physical pain but when there’s no obvious reason for infertility, what can be done? Marica Josefina Atta believes hypnotherapy can provide solutions. Failure to conceive when a baby is wanted so badly can leave many women devastated, wondering what’s wrong with t...

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