Posts in the ‘Education’ Category

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

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

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Single-Use Plastic Waste

Reducing your single-use plastic waste doesn’t have to break the bank or be a major inconvenience. In fact, reducing your plastic footprint can be as easy as adopting some new, but very simple, habits — the most comprehensive of which is to become more aware of which products you purchase and use. Here are some

Why the Art of Self-Reflection is Making a Comeback (And How to Jump on the Bandwagon)

You don’t need me to give a run down on the importance of self-care. We’ve talked about it before, and everyone else is talking about it too. Today, we’re focusing on a specific aspect of self-care: the act of taking time to reflect. When was the last time you did that? Around New Years? After

The Great Middle Eastern Masters

We are proud to say the Middle East has produced plenty of great thinkers who have become international icons revered for their works.  Whether it is their insightful philosophies or poems, masters from the region have touched millions of people around the world.  While we cannot mention them all at once here at The Wellness

Six Feminist Voices From The Middle East

Last month the world celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8th). This marked a day for women the world over to celebrate their achievements but to also address the ongoing challenges in the gender bias they face in a (still) predominantly patriarchal world. And speaking of women coming together, we recently spoke to you about the

Al Amal Institute – Transforming Lives & Communities in Lebanon

We all know that life can be quite magical and beautiful, but also equally filled with suffering navigating through life’s daily struggles and lessons. We can also openly admit that life is simply just not ‘fair’ and some of us are more privileged than others. What becomes admirable, noble, and worthy is to witness human

Stuck in the Same Relationship Patterns? Take Control of Your Attachment Style

The Wellness Project has recently placed extra focus on the ways in which you provide yourself with self-care, and the ways you love. Self-care and our patterns of loving or being-with-others are intricately linked. The better you understand your patterns, the better the self-care you can provide for yourself! You know what needs you are

Keeping A Journal Will Start 2019 Right and Change Your Life (It’s Science!)

Ah, we’re kicking off another New Year, and most of us have resolutions coming out of our ears. Exercise. Eat better. Be a good friend. Sleep before the sun rises. I know the gist. And I also know New Year’s resolutions have a high failure rate, because we always get ahead of ourselves, feel overwhelmed,

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