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5 Books By Middle Eastern Authors You Need To Read (2018 Edition)

Last year, we created our first book series blogs, stating that ‘we consider reading to be a wellness strategy’ and an act of self-care. We are sticking to this statement. When you read, you dedicate time for yourself, expand your imaginative and intellectual horizons, gain a sense of new perspective and self-reflective capacity, and immerse

An Indoor Winter Garden? Yes Please

Having beautiful plants in your home, whether succulents, flowers or small trees, is incredibly enriching. Not only do they help purify your air and circulate more oxygen, but simply looking at them is enough to calm your nervous system and lift your spirits. We’d argue that this is even more the case as we move

7 Things to Do In Lebanon This November (To Have A Vibrant Fall!)

While the delightful reds and oranges in the picture above might not be a Lebanese staple, we are well on our way through the Fall season and coming closer to crisp, less warmth-inspiring visuals. So, it’s the perfect time to take full advantage of the lovely indoor-and-outdoor escapades on offer before we slip into our

Our Relationship To Our Bodies Is Changing And Advertisers Know It

I fall into the outer edges of the millennials. The so-called “Old Millennial”. This is important to mention because the targeted marketing I receive is tailored to this millennial cohort. And through this target marketing, I’ve been learning some pretty amazing lessons. With increased intensity lately, the ads that have been furnishing my timeline follow

5 Delightful Autumn Soups To Stimulate Your Senses

Earlier this month, we discussed 7 Ways to Consciously Prepare for Fall. One noted aspect of that preparation includes food therapy that consists, in part, of hearty soups that boost your immunity, warm your body, and acclimatize your system to the changing temperatures. The history of soup as an economical, delicious, and nutritious way of

Positive News Stories From September To Brighten Your Week (Part 2)

If you didn’t catch the first installation of our positive news stories for September, you can read them right here! We’re a few days into October, and we figure it’s a good time to look back fondly on some more awesome things that kicked off our Fall last month. Our news cycle continues to be bleak,

Positive News Stories From September To Brighten Your Week (Part 1)

Okay folks, fall is in the air, and it’s time for the second instalment of what we’ve decided will be a bi-monthly positive news report. Because who couldn’t do with a pick-me-up, and because there’s a lot more happening out there to smile about than you’d expect! But before we begin, we’re going to insert

7 Things To Do In Lebanon This September (To Transition Seasons In Style)

Photo Source Credit: Nadine Abou Zaki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiR9x1REd0c In this September edition of ‘Things to Do’, we’ve decided to take on the theme of arts and culture to give your mind and spirit some extra nourishment. We all need a dash of curiosity, imagination, and expression to bring more magic to our lives! But before we

The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Bringing Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Diet

It’s very likely that you’ve heard the buzz around Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in the alternative health world. There’s a lot of contention around how many of those benefits are valid, and the truth is, it’s not always easy to figure out. At the end of the day this is what we know: not a

Positive New Stories From July To Brighten Your Week (Part 2)

Did you catch Part 1 of our positive news stories? No? Then have a look right here because you don’t want to miss them.  I’m not going to go into a lengthy preamble or disclaimer (as I covered that ground in Part 1) but essentially, we want to cheer you all up! So without further

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