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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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Curing the sugar blues

Why do you need to quit the sugar habit? For a start, it makes you old, fat and grumpy and that’s not all. Basma Saimua reveals why and how to ditch the white stuff.  Do you frequently crave sugary foods? Do you gain weight quickly and lose it slowly? Do you feel tired and low on energy in the afternoons? Do you suffer from insomnia? Does your m...

Healing with Holotropic Breathwork

What on earth is Holotropic Breathwork? It’s a technique for achieving healing states of consciousness. Still don’t understand? Read this first-hand account of a Holotropic Breathwork journey by Alexandra Salkova McKenzie.   I was running through a deep forest. Everything seemed dim and dark but I felt joy. Joy from running, moving and th...

Vegetarian Eating Out in Dubai

Your guide to the organic, eco-friendly eateries popping up all over the UAE, this issue, we go vegetarian to answer this Facebook page message… “Help! My sister is coming to visit – she’s a strict vegetarian – where should I take her to eat?” Donna, Meadows 2   If there’s one thing the UAE, particularly Dubai, is not short of,...

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 ...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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...

Krishna Das on the power of chanting

The king of kirtan, Krishna Das is the biggest selling chant artist of all time and pals with people like Madonna and Sting. While in Dubai recently, he sat down with Awakenings to reveal how chanting transformed him from a “brutally unhappy” young man into the ‘Elvis of meditational mantra music’… and what chanting can do for you. Words by Tamara Pitelen.

Time to Detox’ Retreat

AN EXCLUSIVE AWAKENINGS MAGAZINE RETREAT Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle of city life and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Join us on a group Detox Retreat to the wonderful and luxurious Amatara Wellness Resort for 5 days from 26 to 31 October 2017. For more i...

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. ...

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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...

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.

Where to buy your organics in the UAE

New to the UAE or just new to organics? Helen Horne reveals the best places to get all your organic goodies…  RIPE ME Not just fresh fruit and veggie boxes, Ripe offer a whole host of local, organic, and seasonal produce from farmers and producers in the region to compliment your box. Since its launch in Summer 2011, Ripe has gone from strength to strength...

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...

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