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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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Why empathetic living might be the secret to post Covid relationship building

By Mimi Nicklin As every day of 2020 goes by we become incre...

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The Year of the Rat 2020

2020 will be a year that we all will remember, where we were and what unfolded, a year in which all that we held as normal was no more and we move into unchartered waters, learning and crea...

Awakened Body

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...

Eat fat to lose fat

Low fat is sooo 1990s. The latest science is now telling us that we need to eat fat to lose fat. Tamara Pitelen reports. Fats are back in fashion. After decades of being obsessed with low and no fat foods to try and lose weight, the scientists are now telling us we got it all wrong. Fats are no longer the bad guy. Poor old fats got an undeserved bad rep ...

The 30-Day Bikram Yoga Challenge

The yoga gauntlet has been thrown! Can Tamara Pitelen survive 30 day of hot, sweaty Bikram Yoga? I’m really going to do it. I am really going to commit the next 30 days to the daily practice of yoga in sauna-like conditions. Why on earth?’ you might justifiably ask. Because I’ve heard that the intense heat that makes Bikram yoga different fr...

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...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

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...

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. ...

Islam and Aromatherapy

A pioneer of aromatherapy was Islam’s own father of medicine, Abu Ali Al-Hussain Ibn Sina aka Avicenna. Samar Khan explains Ibn Sina’s view of the healing powers of oils and scent.  Ever wonder where Dubai’s chain of Bin Sina pharmacies got its name? Abu Ali Al-Hussain Ibn Sina was the Arabian father of Medicine from Islam’s Golden Era...

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...

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Bali Healing

A visit to some of Bali’s best healing retreats. Kaya Peters visits the best in Bali healing. Bali, the Island of the Gods, has long been one of the world’s top travel destinations. With the lively town Ubud at its cultural centre, the Indonesian island has a particular pull for those seeking healing and spiritual growth. Its community of wellbeing enthusia...

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...

Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Kaya Peters travels to a famous Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Wellness resort to experience the power of one of world’s most ancient holistic healing practices.   Although the system of Ayurveda originated in India some 5000 years ago, Sri Lanka is well known for its Ayurvedic wellness holidays and for the past 30 years, Baberyn Ayurveda Resorts h...

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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