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Malayna Dawn
I'm an American freelance writer, learning and writing about the world and its people.
Interests: Stories in any form: books, movies, tv, songs, music videos, paintings, etc. Travel and cultural studies including pop culture. Spiritual pursuits from a variety of influences.
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In an effort to be clear about how I invest my energy, I've been looking at how keeping the past alive might be draining the energy I have available to live my fullest life today. I'm a fan of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
I realized I hadn't sent a newsletter since April or so, and in the spirit of embracing new technology, I am trying it this way! In June my dad & Sydelle arrived to attend my cousin Nazra's wedding. (I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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The LUMINARA philosophy is to live a luminous life by focusing your self-image on your inner light, while also lightening up about everything else! Opening your life to let the light in. One’s aura is both a person’s unique glow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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I'm so Excited! My article is featured! This is truly a first for me, and I was so excited, I had to share with everyone! I've been writing for a website called Beliefnet.com for the past few months -- a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
Read it here: http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Galleries/12-Life-Lessons-from-Ellens-Epic-Oscar-Selfie.aspx Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
Published on Unity.org on February 10, 2014 By Malayna Dawn If you are familiar with the Law of Mind Action and the Law of Attraction, you know that what we think about, we experience. Being a conscious consumer of pop... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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I came up with a great new mission statement, and I already feel it shaping my experience: "I use my voice -- written, spoken and sung -- to share my worldview in order to inform and inspire joy, abundance and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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By Malayna Dawn, Compere and Communications Consultant to Colombo Fashion Week since 2008 If you’re coming to Sri Lanka to be part of Colombo Fashion Week, you’ll want to make sure your entire trip is one of style and beauty.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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Written Malayna Dawn for Unity Community Church where she poses as web-"mistress". If the Mayan calendar is right, and the world is ending on December 21 2012, (my birthday) or even transforming dramatically, this could be the last Christmas* and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
Written by Malayna Dawn for Whole Life Times What is it about Tim Burton’s creative vision that resonates with so many of us? In a time when fairy tales have been cleansed of anything scary, violent or even hinting at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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If it weren’t for the brightly shining sun on the leafy green trees and modern cars out the window, you might think you were in Victorian England – where the fog would obscure the cobblestone streets and gas lamps, so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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Before embarking upon my recent trip to London with one of my best girlfriends, she told me she really wanted to visit a palace. Though Buckingham Palace does offer tours, it’s only during certain months, and it wasn’t available to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
In the 1950’s, my grandmother apprenticed under renown makeup artist Perc Westmore at the famous House of Westmore in Hollywood – the premiere beauty palace to the stars. (The House of Westmore was founded in 1935 by the Westmore Brothers, who ran the makeup departments at 5 major Motion Picture... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Luminara
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The LUMINARA philosophy is to live a luminous life by focusing your self-image on your inner light, while also lightening up about everything else! Opening your life to let the light in. One’s aura is both a person’s unique glow and the essence of who they are. While Hollywood glamour... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Luminara
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By Malayna Dawn As women in business, we aren’t always lucky enough to have role models to follow. But if we look back to the ancient world, we can find that many mythologies included ideal feminine concepts that were not... Continue reading
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Image from Lankapura.com The word “shaman” may bring to your mind images of medicine men in colorful outfits, dancing around a fire to the beat of tribal drums, much like the image of Sri Lankan devil mask dancers, above. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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April Fool’s Day is a day to play jokes, which can (if we’re lucky) have the positive effect of shaking people out of their stupor, and hopefully making them laugh. This is great for seeing things from a new perspective... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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Feb 20, 2011 Recently, I tried to comfort one of my god-daughters after the loss of a family pet by posting this to her Facebook page: “When they're in your heart, they're always with you. I know because I carry... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
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I’m feeling terribly clever at the moment, and just had to share! I figured my blog is the perfect place for such shameless self-promotion and self-congratulation. As you probably already know, I write about the mind-body-spirit connection and our place... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
It seems to me that the environment and the economy are conspiring to force us to change...for the better. An ethnography professor studying the effects of You Tube on society says that people are reaching out for connection and community,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Symbolic Themes - from Malayna Dawn
From The Daily Green.com comes this great resource for anyone interested in natural beauty products: The 8 Commandments of Natural Beauty Green beauty tips covering natural cosmetics, organic skincare products and other basics of natural beauty. Commandment No. 1 Avoid These 6 Beauty Product Ingredients Get in the habit of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2010 at Luminara
Nature's natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom, and provides the cue for when it is time for red and brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing. Guided by the rising... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Luminara
Many of us find it difficult to accept compliments but easy to believe the slightest criticism. Today, right now, let's make a choice to fully accept compliments as we would a gift. Sincere compliments are gifts of praise. They are kudos given for wise choices or accomplishments or perhaps for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Luminara
At Origins, their mission is to create high-performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science. Using potent plants, organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils, they keep their long-standing commitment to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate it. This ideal is reaffirmed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Luminara
Although bathing with buddies is certainly one way to reduce water usage and heating, I was referring to friends like JASON and Giovanni--lines of organic body & hair care products. They join Avalon Organics and Arbonne in my shower, and Kiss My Face and Desert Essence on the bathroom counter.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Luminara