Archive for December, 2017

9 Ways To Deal With Stress & Anxiety This Holiday Season

It is the holiday season and we find ourselves singing “TIS the season to be jolly, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.”   But to be very honest, this time of year comes with an addition of stress and anxiety. It is the time for happy reunions and celebrations but it also means financial pressures, long to do shopping

9 Festive Vegetarian Recipes for Christmas

Christmas has historically leaned towards offering up a rather meat-heavy table spread. In the interest of leaning into more clean, eco-conscious, cruelty-free and ethical eating, we’d like to offer up some delicious meat-free options for your next holiday gathering. That’s not to say that these recipes aren’t indulgent. They’re guaranteed to bring the wow factor

Winter, The Season of Stillness and Inner Reflection

Today is the first day of winter. It is the start of the season when everything is at rest, still or frozen. According to the legendary Yellow Emperor, considered to be the founder of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), “In winter, all is hidden. Winter is the season of retirement into depth, because of the cold

7 Things You Need to Do in Lebanon This Winter

The weather is unseasonably warm this week, but in anticipation of further temperature drops and a white(ish) Christmas, we thought it was time to roll out some cool things to do in the winter months. We’re leaving the more obvious options of skiing and chalet-renting, and the familiar Faqra and Faraya off the list. We’ve

The Cork Collection Initiative And How You Can Help

It’s the season to be jolly!   It is the time of the year; You spend with family and friends around a good meal and a nice bottle of wine, You meet up with old friends and remember the good times, You appreciate your good fortune for being able to live a certain lifestyle.  

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

This edition of our book series is continuing the week’s gifting theme. Refer to point no.5 in 8 Mindful Gifts You Can Offer Anyone This Christmas. Books are the gift that keeps giving–offering a roadmap to new worlds and sets of experiences. They are an entry into a deeper and richer way of seeing yourself

8 Mindful Gifts You Can Offer Anyone This Christmas

As part of our Conscious Christmas theme, and after having published our ‘Easy Guide to an Ethical Christmas’, we would like to share with you a list of mindful gifts you can give your loved ones this Christmas. 1- A Plant Some people do not buy plants for themselves and never actually realize the positive

Your Easy Guide to an Ethical Christmas

Christmas. It’s a time for love and family, for feasts and feeling grateful, for giving and receiving, and of course the inevitable intense dinner table discussions with the occasional stress-induced outbursts of drama. What’s not to like? Christmas is also a time of relentless consumerism, and as a result, a fair amount of waste too.


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