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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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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,...

I lost 50kg and saved my life with juicing

A severely overweight, bulimic with dangerously high blood pressure, 38-year- old Paula’s doctor said she was a ‘walking time bomb’ for a heart attack or stroke. So the feisty Scotswoman turned to juicing and got her life back. Words by Tamara Pitelen. “Even when I was three years old, I thought I was fat,” says Dubai expat Paula Hugh...

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...

Inner Strength at Atlantis with Aromatherapy

An aromatherapy massage treatment that uses the power of essential oils and chakra cleansing to strengthen you from the inside out. Tamara Pitelen.   Atlantis the Palm Hotel is an attack on the senses. Situated on the furthest most reaches of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, its size, grandeur and colour makes it one of the most unmistakable visual references on the c...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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. ...

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 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...

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...

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Meditate for More Profitable Business

Evidence shows meditation can improve business decisions and save your company from expensive investment mistakes, so meditate for more profitable business writes Zoe Kinias and Andrew Hafenbrack of INSEAD Knowledge. It’s a practice rooted in Hinduism and adopted by those seeking spiritual guidance but meditation has become an increasingly popular practice amongst the C-suite eli...

The Year of the DOG

By Zakariya Adeel As the busy Rooster year draws to a close, the Dog herds us dutifully towards his home territory on 16th February 2018.  Creative, witty and confident, the next twelve months promise to be a roller coaster of extreme emotions.

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...

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...

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