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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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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!

Body Love – A Combination of Internal & External Beauty

Highly renowned and Dubai based plastic surgeon Dr. Luiz Toledo is a leading light in the ever changing field of cosmetic procedures. With a wealth of experience and a stellar reputation which he has deservedly earnt through time, he is the elusive mix that UAE residents trust when making the decision when and if to have invasive or non-invasive procedures. Social media b...

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...

DIY Holistic Detoxing

How and why to do a holistic detox. Nutrition coach Kaya Peters reveals the latest health trend in Hollywood circles – do try this at home!  The word ‘detox’ is often associated with deprivation, diet and generally forcing yourself to do something that makes you a bit miserable in the hope it’ll do you some good. This is far from a dur...

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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? 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...

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...

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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Extreme detox Thailand

For a short-cut back to wellness, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui offers a comprehensive detox programme. Tamara Pitelen tried it out. It’s my job to find the poo poo; I am the poo poo hunter,” said Aor, my Thai therapist, as she vigorously massaged my stomach and kept a close eye on a see-through tube to see if any of the desired “poo poo&rd...

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...

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...

Grow your own balcony garden

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowers. Aspen Aman investigates balcony gardens in the UAE. For many people living in the UAE, their balcony or patio is either a great gathering place for friends and family or just another place to battle dust and dirt. But there’s another way to view, and use, your bal...

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