The Wellness Project: Blog

Phoenus: Fun and Innovative Outdoor Products Made in Lebanon

When I think of Lebanese made products, wine and food items or glamorous frocks immediately come to mind. But of course so many other exciting products are created in this country that are far less known internationally and not least locally. One such homegrown brand is Phoenus by Nicolas Abouchaar who produces a range of

Dressing Ethically: 7 Tips to Help Reduce Your Fast Fashion Footprint

According to 7 Billion for 7 Seas, fast fashion is generally defined as “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing that emphasizes making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers”. The principles of fast fashion mean that garment manufacturers can sell clothing to the consumer at an extremely affordable price, advertise

Sounds of Resilience: A Concert of Hope Amid Difficult Times

Earlier this month The Baalbeck International Festival put on a one-of-a kind performance. The hour long ‘Sound of Resilience’ concert, which had no in-person audience, was transmitted live on July 5th at 9pm for millions of viewers to watch from home. After missing the summer open air concerts of Lebanon during the pandemic, ‘Sounds of

10 Common Foods that Help Reduce Inflammation

Did you know that inflammation is a necessary body function regulated by the immune system? It’s true — inflammation occurs when our immune system notices that there is an issue that needs to be resolved. Hit your finger with a hammer and have a welt? That’s your immune system sending your body a signal to

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

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