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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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Organic fake tans

Want that golden bronze look for summer but don’t want the UV rays or the toxic chemicals found in regular tan products? Holistic beautician Katrina Valente trials organic fake tanning.  Summer is coming and it’s great to have a bit of colour to look fresh and healthy. Crazy at it seems, here in the UAE we live in the sun all year round but most o...

How I healed my PCOS naturally

Last year, Alexandra Salkova Mckenzie was told she had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She set about healing herself through a combination of body, mind and spirit techniques and today she is completely clear of it.   In May 2014, during a random check up by my doctor, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It came as a big sho...

A raw deal: Why eating only raw food isn’t always right

First up, this story is not an attack on our dear raw vegan friends, we commend their aim to tread more lightly on the planet and being raw vegan is always preferable to a burger and fries lifestyle. Yet, while raw food should be part of everyone’s diet, aiming to be 100 per cent raw vegan isn’t the best diet for everyone and can even be detrimental to health. Words by Alison ...

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,...

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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.

How To Tap Into Your Future Self Now

  By Elyse Santilli From a quantum perspective, your next-level dream reality already exists as a parallel reality – you just have to align with it. Aligning with it means – believing it is done, becoming a match to...

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...

Dying to be me – Anita Moorjani

The amazing story of how one woman’s Near Death Experience helped her heal from cancer by releasing fear and unconditionally loving herself. Tamara Pitelen interview Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me.   In 2006, after a four-year fight with cancer, Anita Moorjani was in a coma and virtually dead… but instead of dying, as the docto...

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The Zen of Eating

Forget fast food and instant gratification, eating should be a sacred act that nourishes the soul as well as the body. So, where have we gone wrong? Neha Jamani explains the zen of eating. Ancient yogis from many traditions considered eating to be a sacred act, where one living part of nature integrates into another living being. In stark contrast, eating see...

Jeffrey Sachs on climate change: We’re all kidding ourselves that anything’s being done

Jeffrey Sachs pulls no punches on climate change The transcript of Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director Earth Institute, Columbia University, speaking at the ADSW Global Leaders’ Summit, part of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi on 20 January 2014. Moderator Nima Abu Wardeh: Jeffrey, you wrote a book called The Pric...

How clean eating saved my life

Clean eating guru Hannah Swanston knows first-hand how going all natural can transform health. Here she writes about how ‘clean eating saved my life’.     “I moved to Dubai in 2008. I was a carefree 20-something, thinking my fresh-faced glow and fast metabolism would forever be on my side. Partying non-stop with...

Juice fasting in Thailand

Detox expert Malcolm Slyper describes his 10-day Juice fast detox in Thailand – this one is not for beginners.    I am often asked for ideas on how to do an inexpensive detox trip to a lush tropical island location away from the bustle of city life. So I decided to share a recent detox and juice fasting experience of my own. I’ve explained...

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