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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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3 Super Seeds

They’re tiny nutritional powerhouses that punch way above their weight when it comes to wellness wallop. Words by Asma Merchant.    We love super seeds because they’re so easy to eat, just carry around a handful for a super snack, sprinkle them over your salads or cereals or pop a few in your smoothies, yoghurt or protein shake. If you&r...

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...

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...

Why you should choose organic skincare

What’s so wrong with chemical-based skin products? Anu Mariam Ninan of B’atude organic skincare explains.   What we choose apply on our skins affects on our overall health. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it’s extremely permeable. It eliminates body waste and is our largest immune defense barrier, when we put toxic ingredients on our bod...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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. ...

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 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? Your life does not have to feel this way. You are not in this life on your own. But first, let me tell you about my week. I received: • Money found on the ground. &bu...

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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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...

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...

Buying Green cars in the UAE

Electric and hybrid cars are a common sight in other countries but not the UAE. Why not? Awakeningsreporter Adrian Maul investigates the what, why, where and how much of green cars in the UAE.   Each year, air pollution kills about seven million people globally. This is more than the combined death toll of diseases such as malaria and AIDS that are devastating parts...

Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Kaya Peters travels to a famous Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Wellness resort to experience the power of one of world’s most ancient holistic healing practices.   Although the system of Ayurveda originated in India some 5000 years ago, Sri Lanka is well known for its Ayurvedic wellness holidays and for the past 30 years, Baberyn Ayurveda Resorts h...

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