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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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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...

Epigenetics: The future of healing is here

Could a genetic test help you dodge a disease like cancer or Alzheimer’s? By finding out early that you have a gene predisposing you to diseases like obesity, cancer, heart disease, or dementia, you can take steps to reduce the chances of getting the disease. This is the basis of epigenetics, a new frontier in medical science. By Tamara Pitelen. A few years ago, the general ...

Child’s Pose: Kids yoga in Dubai schools

What better way to raise healthy, balanced adults than by teaching them mindfulness, focus and compassion as children. Basma Saimua reports on a new yoga programme for children being introduced into Dubai’s schools. Imagine teaching children skills that will help build their self esteem and self-love. How about teaching them compassion and empathy for others or encouraging them t...

Interview with Melanie Jane

From the daffodil fields of northern England to the lavender fields of the South of France, Melanie Jane Nightingale is a lifelong fragrance and essential oil enthusiast. It’s this passion that led her to become the founder of ‘Masterclasses with Melanie’, a fun and interactive aromatherapy workshop that started life in the iconic Dubai World Trade Club....

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Breathing is our superpower.

WORDS BY BY MARIA PAZ JIMENEZ PENA ”One conscious breath in and out is a meditation’‘ – E. Tolle Around 10 years ago the word spread in Buenos Aires that a renowned master from India would come to town. The purpose of his visit was to teach people how to… breathe! I still remember how ridiculous and fun...

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.

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...

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...

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Beauty products in your kitchen

Toxin-free, natural homemade skincare is often overlooked yet produces fantastic results. By Sarah Bladen.  Toxic products exist almost everywhere – from supermarkets to department stores – and in bright, shiny packaging, looks can be deceiving. Despite seductive advertising, some of these well-known brands contain harmful chemicals (like parabens and petrochemicals) ...

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...

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...

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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