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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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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 ...

Going Gluten-free

A beginner’s guide to the why and how of removing gluten from your diet.  What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in all forms of wheat, rye and barley. It is most commonly found in food but also hides in medicine, vitamins and make-up. The first thing you should do when starting a gluten-free diet is schedule a meeting with a skilled d...

The science behind energy healing

How can someone heal you when they’re not even touching you? Science is beginning to come up with the answers…  Modern existence is built around the work of invisible energies, from the microwave frequencies that cook our food, to the radio frequencies that channel music into our cars and send text messages across the globe in seconds from our telephones. ...

3 new reasons to say no to drinking sodas

3 new reasons why all those sugary, caffeinated, fizzy soda drinks like Coca Cola and Pepsi should be removed from your diet for good, writes Cat Smiley, Canada’s top weight-loss trainer.   Guys, believe me when I tell you that drinking soda is NOT IT. There are sooooo many things wrong with drinking this crap; you’ve just got to kick the habit...

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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...

Mindfulness meditation as medication

Even most traditional doctors in the UK now believe their patients could improve their health with meditation. Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon, and Mark D. Griffiths of the Psychological Wellbeing and Metal Health Research Unit of the UK’s Nottingham Trent University report on meditation as medication.   Until recently, it was practically unheard of...

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. ...

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...

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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...

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...

Reiki for animals

Is your pet absorbing your issues? From falcons to puppies, fish, reptiles, monkeys, horses, cats and wild animals – a little energy healing goes a long way.  Words by Tamara Pitelen. For those who believe in energy healing, physical and mental illness are the manifestations of unresolved emotional issues. For example, energy healers believe that diseas...

The two month quit sugar challenge

A married couple go low-sugar for two months to see what happens to their bodies and moods… words by Tamara Pitelen.  Is sugar the sweet poison claimed by some? Is the amount of processed sugar in the modern diet responsible for everything from diabetes and obesity to cancer? How difficult is it to cut refined sugar out of your life and what happens if you do? That&rsq...

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