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Self-Care for Activists: 7 Key Ways to Care for Yourself in Times of Social Change

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Being a political activist or human rights advocate can be incredibly fulfilling, yet emotionally and physically taxing work. As much as protesting for change is important, burnout among activists is a very common occurrence. As

Beit El Baraka: Beacon of Hope for the Elderly in Need

Lebanon has a growing population of marginalized senior citizens who can no longer fend for themselves. Unless supported by other family members, many depend solely on meager pension plans, if any at all, and have very limited access to health care. They often struggle to obtain basic grocery items and may also live in dilapidated

A 30 Day Self-Care Challenge For Times of Social Change

Welcome to our 30-day self-care challenge! We at The Wellness Project are so happy you’re here, as taking care of ourselves, in every aspect, is so important in living a healthy, abundant life. This calendar has been tailored to meet your holistic needs no matter your current situation — whether you work from home, work

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

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