Posts in the ‘Education’ Category

Everyday Exercises to Boost Brain Health

An amazing memory is an enviable trait if you are the forgetful type. I’m sure you have all experienced the frustration of spontaneously not being able to recall something you know well during a conversation. “Give me a minute, it will come to me,” you reassure yourself. I for one struggle to remember people’s names

The Not So Traditional Christmas Traditions

For many of us Christmas is a yearly joyous occasion uniting family and close friends. Eating hearty meals together and exchanging gifts is commonly practiced in Lebanon and in many parts of the world. However, in some countries unusual celebrations take place which can range from the charming to the just plain wacky! For some

How to Do the Holiday Season During the Revolution: A Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us, and for most people in Lebanon (and the many other places in the midst of social unrest) it’s bittersweet. It’s sweet because there is a sense of hopefulness, excitement, connection, potential. Something intoxicating is happening. Something that has never happened before: a burgeoning feeling of unity and empowerment. Fervent

7 Ways to be Active in Your Community In Times of Social Change

As the revolution in Lebanon continues, you may be asking yourself about various ways you can be active in your community. Being socially or politically active means something different to everyone, and knowing which way is best for you depends on your personality, your values, and your priorities. So what are the best ways for

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

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