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Making Mindful Resolutions For The New Year

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to shed the old and embrace the new! A new year symbolizes a fresh start and with it comes a list of things we may want to improve in our lives. Whether an actual written list or a mental note of goals, many of us decide

Experiencing Sound Healing with Sophia Kosma

There is an exciting wellness revolution that is taking place with more and more people showing interest in new ways of going about their lives. For example, people are eating more organic food  (and less processed food, which is filled with additives and GMOs), they are becoming more aware of the environment by taking measures

The Spirit of Giving (in Non-Consumerist Ways)

With Christmas and the New Year around the corner, the holiday season is truly upon us! Inevitably during this time of year, many of us start planning for the presents we wish to offer one another. Since time immemorial we have been conditioned to ‘expect’ gifts from Santa Claus starting from infancy. As adults we

Let’s Wake Up And Smell The Trees

We live in such a fast-paced world today it can often feel like we are being pulled in many different directions at once! Feeling overwhelmed and stressed from being too busy has become a way of life for many of us. However, if we cannot manage our stress and it becomes too intense it can

Lebanese Food Bank: Managing Food Distribution to Alleviate Hunger

I have heard this over and over since I was a child: “there is actually enough food being produced to feed the world’s population.” If so, why do people go hungry? Of course, there is no simple answer, and a myriad of factors contribute to famine. However, according to the Global Food Banking Network, “each

How To Better Manage Social Media Phone Use

You bolt out of bed each morning eager to check your phone. While you were holed up for eight hours you must have missed out on plenty new social media posts. You think: I need to get back on track and catch up. Okay, let’s start with any new messages on WhatsApp. Did they like

Eat Right To Ease Arthritis

At some point in our lives we will either know someone who is suffering from arthritis, or we may suffer from the debilitating disorder of the joints ourselves. In fact, arthritis is so prevalent that in the United States, it is becoming the most common form of disability.   We hear the term arthritis so

Cooking For Disaster Relief: Chefs Stepping Up

We have always faced both natural and man-induced disasters on Earth, but lately they seem to be occurring with alarming frequency. Whether it’s a hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, fire or refugees either fleeing from war zones or severe drought areas, we are regularly facing dire situations where masses of people are affected. And the rise of

Furry Friends With Benefits: The Rise of Pet Therapy

It’s hard not to smile when your dog greets you at the door exuberantly wagging its tail or when your cat weaves in and out of your legs trying to get your undivided attention the minute you step into your home. With almost no effort, pets somehow manage to bring so much joy into our

World Cleanup Day In Lebanon: The Aftermath And Lessons To Be Learned

We recently spoke to you about the massive international initiative World Cleanup Day. This global social action program, which is aimed at combating the global solid waste and marine debris problem, took place on September 15, you can find our article here.  This year more than 13 million people from 155 countries and regions joined forces

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