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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  

Awakened Body

Spa review UAE: The Organic Pharmacy’s Signature Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial

Top UK skincare brand’s signature organic facial treatments are now available exclusively at Sisters Beauty Lounge’s flagship branch at The Dubai Mall. Awakenings mag reviewed this facial in November 2013. Before I headed to the Sisters Beauty Lounge in Dubai Mall to try this facial, I’d never heard of this particular salon chain. Well I have now! This is a pampering ...

My first séance

If you think a séance is all quiet and spooky, think again. In My First Seance, Tamara Pitelen reveals that sitting in a séance can be like going to a nightclub that has a kindergarten in the corner. There’s music, laughter, lots of noise… and of course plenty of dead people. I may have just chatted with a dead person for the very first time. I ...

Tried & tested: Colour Harmony Holistic Experience

Colour and aromatherapy combine to make this colour harmonising massage and facial combo at Spadunya Club one of the most feel-good, rejuvenating spa treatments you’ll ever have. Review byAnne Brison.   Warning. This review may contain gratuitous gushing. I generally frown upon overuse of terms like &...

A Surgery-Free Micro Lift with Ultherapy®

This cutting edge technology is a giant step towards making the scalpel obsolete. This outpatient procedure promises to kick-start skin’s deadbeat collagen and put it on high speed rewind, reversing nearly a year’s worth of ageing per month over the following six months. With advocates such as Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and Christie Brinkley all looking so m...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

Beauty products in your kitchen

Toxin-free, natural homemade skincare is often overlooked yet produces fantastic results. By Sarah Bladen.  Toxic products exist almost everywhere – from supermarkets to department stores – and in bright, shiny packaging, looks can be deceiving. Despite seductive advertising, some of these well-known brands contain harmful chemicals (like parabens and petrochemicals) ...

Luxury green cars

Do luxury green cars really exist? Premium motors and the environment might be odd bedfellows but in the world of motoring it’s high-end cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder and the BMW i8 that are driving greener motoring technology. Adrian Maul reports on green engineering in premium vehicles.

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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