The Wellness Project: Blog

Not-So ‘Pretty in Pink’: The Politics of Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of it. Every October since 1985, the world has been awash with pink. Pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, pink marathons. Even pink food and drink. The branding of every major company turns a pink tide, clamouring to show their support. Our kids come home

Practical Budgeting Tips to Help Lead You Towards Financial Security

The words ‘budget’ and ‘financial security’ might not set off fireworks of excitement inside you. If that’s the case you aren’t alone! Statistics show only 41% of people use a budget. The thing is, it should excite you. In our society, money might not buy happiness but it can buy a lot of freedom. It

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

How to Get Your Veggie Garden Ready for Winter

Now that the heat of summer is over and your seasonal vegetables have been harvested, it’s time to prepare your gardens for winter. Caring for your garden at the end of the season will make your life a lot easier when you start to prepare for the next round of seeding. Not to mention, the

The Best Skin Care Tips for Fall (How to Transition Your Summer Routine for Colder Temps)

Ah, fall is in the air. For so many of us, the fall season brings cooler temperatures, pumpkin everything, changing leaves, and unfortunately, drier skin. If you’re anything like me, the shift from summer humidity into cooler temperatures means seasonal dry, itchy skin that just won’t quit. This is why developing a seasonal skin-care routine

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

Amazing Lebanese Change-Makers to Inspire You This September

We’ve put the spotlight on amazing actions being taken by change-makers in Lebanon before. From looking at the local Fair Trade Movement, celebrating our marine life heros, introducing the Cedar Environmental Initiative, outlining the eco-friendly entrepreneurship of Charbella Hosry, interviewing the head of the Middle East Sustainable Hunting Centre, exploring the Al Amal Institute for

5 Reasons You Should Incorporate Meditation Into Your Self-Care Routine

There are countless advantages to incorporating meditation into your self-care routine. Not only is meditation a scientifically proven way to maintain a healthier lifestyle, but it also does so in a way that is physically, psychologically, and spiritually beneficial. Yet, there are many different forms of meditation, and finding the right one which suits your

7 Things to Do In Lebanon This September (To Keep Up Your Summer Sparkle)

Okay folks, we’re back with another edition of ‘Things to Do’. We were thinking about how everyone’s light starts to dim in September, even though it comes with a welcome, slightly cooler breeze that pushes away some of that humid smog that hangs over us. Why does everyone’s light start to dim? Usually because September

The Best Self-Care Habits to Help Manage Stress

Finding routine self-care habits to manage stress is an incredibly important, yet personal, journey. Stress is a hormonal response from your body that occurs when an event in your life, whether physical, spiritual, or mental, is categorized as a danger. While we all experience short-term stress occasionally, long-term stress is a serious ailment that can

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