Posts in the ‘Happiness’ Category

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

10 Ways to Maintain a Calm and Relaxing Home in Times of Social Change

As the revolution in Lebanon continues, having a relaxing space to retreat to after long days of being politically active or witnessing change is as important as ever. Numerous studies have shown the high degree to which our home environments affect our lives, including how we deal with stress, how well we sleep at night,

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

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

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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