The Wellness Project: Blog

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.

A Healing Guide To Open Your Root Chakra

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is the first of the seven chakras and is located at the base of your spine. This chakra, similarly to the foundation of a building, is the basis of the rest of the chakras and the anchor of the human body. The root chakra is responsible for your feelings of

5 Amazing Things Mindfulness Meditation Does to Your Brain

Mindfulness is an ancient practice originating across Asia, but in recent years it has taken a strong upsurge of interest in the West, particularly within scientific research communities regarding its impact on the brain. An article in the Harvard Gazette, “Eight weeks to a better brain”, shares the results of a study conducted in an

5 of Our Favourite Herbal Teas For Autumn

It is finally getting colder! Autumn began about a month ago but let’s face it, up until recently, we were all contemplating the idea of spending Christmas on the beach! It is when both temperatures and rain start to drop, that we crave cocooning at home with a soothing cup of our favourite tea. In

Feminism is Good for Your Health (Part 1)

This is the beginning of what I hope will become a series on feminism, so I won’t be trying to pack everything into a couple of pages. It would be a futile attempt anyway: there is too much. I will just start by saying: feminism has a ridiculously bad rap, mostly because of a complete

A Yoga Routine to Open Your Heart Chakra

The heart chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, is the fourth energy center in your body and the foundation of compassion, love and beauty. Because of its central location, the heart chakra is associated with the cardiac system and the lungs. Moreover, the gland associated with this chakra is the thymus, a major organ in the

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