Archive for November, 2017

A Healing Guide To Open Your Root Chakra

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is the first of the seven chakras and is located at the base of your spine. This chakra, similarly to the foundation of a building, is the basis of the rest of the chakras and the anchor of the human body. The root chakra is responsible for your feelings of

5 Amazing Things Mindfulness Meditation Does to Your Brain

Mindfulness is an ancient practice originating across Asia, but in recent years it has taken a strong upsurge of interest in the West, particularly within scientific research communities regarding its impact on the brain. An article in the Harvard Gazette, “Eight weeks to a better brain”, shares the results of a study conducted in an

5 of Our Favourite Herbal Teas For Autumn

It is finally getting colder! Autumn began about a month ago but let’s face it, up until recently, we were all contemplating the idea of spending Christmas on the beach! It is when both temperatures and rain start to drop, that we crave cocooning at home with a soothing cup of our favourite tea. In

Feminism is Good for Your Health (Part 1)

This is the beginning of what I hope will become a series on feminism, so I won’t be trying to pack everything into a couple of pages. It would be a futile attempt anyway: there is too much. I will just start by saying: feminism has a ridiculously bad rap, mostly because of a complete

A Yoga Routine to Open Your Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, is the fourth energy center in your body and the foundation of compassion, love and beauty. Because of its central location, the heart chakra is associated with the cardiac system and the lungs. Moreover, the gland associated with this chakra is the thymus, a major organ in the

6 Reasons Adopting a Pet is the Best Gift to Give

As we quickly approach the holiday season, the time of gift-giving and generosity, you might be noticing a spike in online posts from animal shelters appealing for donors and encouraging adoptions. You might also be getting encouragement from family members, particularly kids, to add a certain furry friend to their wish-list. Or maybe you are

Sleep, The Ingredient That Has Been Missing From Your Health Routine

In our efforts to get healthy, we always tend to prioritize healthy eating and working out, and we forget about a very important factor that could be blocking all of our health efforts: SLEEP! It is not entirely our fault. To be fair, rare are the traditional nutritionist or health coaches who ask about sleeping

5 Books by Middle Eastern Authors You Need to Read (Part II)

Welcome back to our ongoing booklist! We aren’t going to repeat our preamble on the magical self-growth potential of reading, nor the wealth of regional talented writers you can bury yourself in to foster it. So without further adieu, here are 5 more gems for your enjoyment.   1) Secret Son (2009) by Laila Lalami

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