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Finding Hope & Community in Times of Despair: Resources for Support in Lebanon

Things are devastating right now. There is no need for me to recount the reasons why. Many people feel hopeless, and maybe you’re one of them. We’ve shared recently how in hard times, focusing on your breath, meditating, seeking out time in nature, connecting to loved ones, taking social media breaks, and growing food at

Five Majestic Outdoor Destinations in Lebanon

Lebanon is a country truly blessed for its unique topography rich with gorgeous green landscapes throughout, and unlike the rest of the Middle East, it has no desert. Its temperate weather and abundance of lush rolling hills, natural waterways and diverse flora makes it an ideal country to explore by foot, pretty much anytime of

Breathwork: What It Is, The Different Types, And How It Could Change Your Life

Breathing. It’s essential, something we primarily do by reflex, and something that, when controlled, has the power to drastically change our lives. I first discovered controlled methodical breathing, or Breathwork, last year when I was staying with a friend of mine, who also happens to be an experienced holotropic breathwork teacher, in San Diego. After

What We Can Do to Alleviate Acid Reflux

Have you ever had heartburn? You know, that annoying burning sensation in your chest that can take place after a heavy meal. When this happens you might even burp and experience a sour aftertaste in your mouth. You may feel your throat burn, too. Well, in case you get this every now and then and

How to Plan an Adventure Close to Home This Summer (Covid-19 Safe!)

If you’re craving some time away from your day-to-day routine but wondering how to do so within Covid-19 restrictions, then you’re not alone. Social isolation is tough, and it’s human nature to crave new experiences. However, with global Covid-19 our new reality, travel isn’t what it used to be, and chances are it won’t go

If the World is Making You Lose Your Sh#t, Try These Meditations

Today, I spent three hours staring at this screen. Every sentence I wrote was promptly deleted. I wanted to write about David McAtee and George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and the list of names and lives before and between them. I wanted to talk about white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and how we internalize it. I

How About Growing Your Own Vegetables from Home This Summer?

Escalating food prices coupled with increasing demand for fresh organic produce makes growing your own vegetables at home a reasonable idea. However, it may sound daunting if you haven’t tried it yet. You may be even thinking, ‘how am I going to grow food when I don’t even have a garden?’ Well, you don’t need

The Benefits of Stretching: How it Works, Why You Should do it, How to do it Properly, and More!

While there are a lot of unknown facts around stretching, it is widely accepted that the practice is one of the best things you can do for your body. Not only does stretching help to improve your range of motion and flexibility, but it also helps to alleviate stress, improve circulation, and prevent injury. In

The Best Self-Care Practices for a Happy and Healthy Workday

Whether you work in an office, at a trade job, as a physician, as a service worker, or find yourself suddenly working at home due to Covid-19, implementing routine self-care practices are essential for a happy and healthy workday. So often in life we fall into work-related routines or situations that are less than healthy.

Five Reasons to Appreciate Pets During Lockdown

As we face new challenges sparked by a global pandemic many of us with pets will be even more thankful to have them in our lives. With the quarantine at home reducing our contact with the outside world, pets can be a great source of comfort and companionship. As a proud pet owner myself I

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