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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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Causes and cures for eczema

The itching, the rashes, the redness, the scratching. Everyone who’s had eczema knows those symptoms all too well. The cycle can be stressful and upsetting for sufferers – as well as for the parents of a child plagued with ezcema but there is a way out, writes Delphinia Tam-Lower of Four Cow Farm.   Afew years ago in Queensland, Aus...

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...

Why I had my mercury fillings removed

Is it time to get the old-style amalgam fillings out of your head once and for all or is it safer to leave them where they are? Tamara Pitelen looks at both sides of the argument while having her own mercury fillings removed… which she admits might be unnecessary. This afternoon my mercury fillings removed. Known as amalgam fillings, this material has been used in de...

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...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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...

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...

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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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...

Causes and cures for eczema

The itching, the rashes, the redness, the scratching. Everyone who’s had eczema knows those symptoms all too well. The cycle can be stressful and upsetting for sufferers – as well as for the parents of a child plagued with ezcema but there is a way out, writes Delphinia Tam-Lower of Four Cow Farm.   Afew years ago in Queensland, Aus...

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...

Attracting wealth with Feng Shui

Can moving your sofa make you rich? Tamara Pitelen hires a Feng Shui master to turn her home into a money magnet. Like most people, my knowledge of Feng Shui did not go very deep. I knew it originated in China and had something to do with channeling the flow of energy. If energy got stuck it was bad and the right energy had to be flowing properly if you wanted harmony, health money, lo...

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