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Beit El Baraka: Beacon of Hope for the Elderly in Need

Lebanon has a growing population of marginalized senior citizens who can no longer fend for themselves. Unless supported by other family members, many depend solely on meager pension plans, if any at all, and have very limited access to health care. They often struggle to obtain basic grocery items and may also live in dilapidated

The Rise of the Veggie Burger

There is a plant-based revolution taking place in the culinary world and the latest dish to get a vegan makeover is the classic hamburger. In fact, veggie burgers are now all the rage and for good reason! Cutting animal products out of your diet has scientifically-proven benefits for your health. It is also better for

Five Ways to Get Mindful and Ready for Back to School

For many parents and their children it’s that inevitable back-to-school time of year. No more lazy days at the pool or beach. Goodbye to staying up late and sleeping in! For some students the back-to-school process can be pretty seamless, while for others it can induce dread and anxiety. Plenty of thoughts may occupy children’s

Playing Music to Your Plants Can Be Beneficial

Music has an incredible effect on us; it’s enjoyable, relaxing, inspiring and moving. It’s also an art with too many benefits to list here. In short, one can say it is therapeutic for the mind, spirit and soul. It has the ability to transport us to another place, elevate our senses and alter our mood

Rise of the Zero Waste Stores

Every time I make it down to my local supermarket and browse around for supplies I tend to get a sinking feeling. Most of the items I seek come packed in some form of plastic, paper, foam (polystyrene), tin or glass. In one shopping trip we amass so much soon-to-be trash! So, is all this

Safe Tips for Summer Under the Sun

Hooray, it’s summer! This season is the ideal time for being outdoors. If you live in the Middle East, you don’t need to worry about rainy days (with few exceptions, summers are generally dry in most parts of the region) to dampen your outdoor plans. Of course, it’s natural to want to get out in

Six Ways to Drink and Eat Right for Hydration

Well, we can pretty much say summer is now upon us! If you live in the Middle East like I do, this season can be very hot and even humid in many parts of the region! As temperatures soar, we can easily get dehydrated, especially if we are also spending long hours outdoors. In fact,

LipHe: A Holistic Wellness Experience

Today, more and more people are looking for alternative ways to unwind and detox from the rigors of their stressful modern life.  As a result, they are seeking to have ‘healthy’ vacations where they can be surrounded by nature, eat healthily and engage in activities that are good for the mind, body and soul.  So,

The Great Middle Eastern Masters

We are proud to say the Middle East has produced plenty of great thinkers who have become international icons revered for their works.  Whether it is their insightful philosophies or poems, masters from the region have touched millions of people around the world.  While we cannot mention them all at once here at The Wellness

Six Feminist Voices From The Middle East

Last month the world celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8th). This marked a day for women the world over to celebrate their achievements but to also address the ongoing challenges in the gender bias they face in a (still) predominantly patriarchal world. And speaking of women coming together, we recently spoke to you about the

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