Archive for June, 2017

Picture of notorious Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila performing at Baalbek Festival 2012

Learning in Lebanon: 6 Cultural Adventures You Need to Share With Your Family

Other than the myriad festivals that flourish in the Lebanese summer, there is a spectacular diversity of things to explore with the entire family. It can be a challenge to separate ourselves and our kids from the internet, phones and other technology. So finding interesting shared forms of engagement is key, especially when they can

The Dangers of Drinking or Using Chlorinated Water

We are all familiar with chlorine because we know that it is used in swimming pools to allow you to swim in a bacteria and disease-free environment. But, that also comes with a warning, not to drink the water! Have you ever, after being in the pool too long, experienced a sickly feeling? Maybe even

What Is The Difference Between Hydration and Moisture? With Recipes to Create Your Own Organic Product at Home.

Many people think of hydration and moisture as two words that mean the same thing. In reality, a hydrator is completely different from a moisturizer. How? A moisturizer’s effect on the skin is that it reduces the water lost by the epidermis forming a barrier over the surface. By doing so, moisturizers reduce the risk

4 Life-Saving Tips You Need to Protect Your Pets This Summer

Our pets are part of the family, and we want the best for them. While many of us know that extra care is needed during any extreme temperatures, there’s some common sense things that can get overlooked! We’ve put together our top 4 safety reminders to keep you and your animal friends happy throughout the

9 Things you Need to do for a Happy Life

Try to imagine yourself toward the end of a long life. You are fondly looking back on it. What are the first thoughts and memories that come to mind? What are the things you are proud of, and who are the people you are with? Consider this list as gentle guideposts. We built it out

4 Additional Things I learned When I Started Spending Time Alone (Part 2)

For those of you who haven’t read the first article in this series titled 6 Things I Learned When I Started Spending Time Alone, you can find it here. If you have, you already know that spending time alone is a necessity, especially with the high pace rhythm lives we are living these days. Here

12 Amazing Things You Need to Do in Lebanon This Summer

Lebanon is an incredibly rich and beautiful country for outdoor adventures, and we often forget to branch out of our regular comfort zones and routines. What better way to take advantage of the summer weather than to go on some adventures with family or friends.   Here’s a list to get you started! 1-  Head

Have You Been Practicing Earthing? Here Is What You Have Been Missing Out On!

Are you planning on taking a vacation this summer? Or maybe you are spending some time camping or in the mountains? Whatever you have planned, make sure to allocate some time to the practice of earthing.   What’s Earthing? Earthing means walking barefoot and has a number of surprising health benefits that has contributed to

How to Protect Lebanon’s Trees: Preventing Devastating Forest Fires

These trees are the ‘lungs’ of the country, our source of clean air, rich soil, and biodiversity. However, with the many other sources of social and political concern in Lebanon, our attention and resources are often directed away from the beautiful landscape we live on. Unfortunately, that landscape, and the trees that cover it are

Mindfulness thoughts to reflect upon this Ramadan (Part 1)

Ramadan is a time of many special traditions for Muslims that includes mainly fasting for the entire month. The beginning of the month always brings beautiful feelings of internal peace and increased spirituality. But as the days pass, we can easily get carried away, forgetting the positive aspects of fasting and start feeling frustrated. On

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