Posts in the ‘Happiness’ Category

How to Practice Holistic Self Care during Covid-19 Self-Isolation

Whether you live alone, with your family, or with a roommate, practicing self-care during our current reality of Covid-19 isolation is extremely important. Let’s face it, no matter where they are in the world right now, everyone has been affected by the novel Coronavirus in some way, shape, or form. Whether you know someone who

March: The Glorious Month of Rebirth

As winter fades, we are ready to embrace the new season. You may have even already taken notice of changes when you step outside? Or you may be enjoying the recent longer hours of daylight? Well, let’s take a look at a few of the wonderful things that invariably take place during this lovely month…

10 Great Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Week

Happy International Women’s Week! It’s the time of year when we, as a society, band together to celebrate the collective achievements of women – whether they be personal, social, cultural, economic, political, or something else entirely. International Women’s Day – held on March 8th every year – dates back to the early 1900s and is

4 Ways to Manage Fear and Anxiety In An Uncertain World (And Why You Need To)

We’ve talked a lot about self-care at The Wellness Project, more recently focusing on Self-Care for Activists In Times of Social Change. Some of the strategies we shared include: being mindful of a negative mindset, fact-checking your news, regulating your social media, knowing your values, making space for downtime, setting boundaries, checking in with your

Preparing for the 2020s: How to Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Decade

Ah, that sweet new year energy — the turn of the year, not to mention the turn of a decade, is an excellent time to reassess our lives and make positive changes for the future. But while so many of us think of new year resolutions as “going to the gym three times a week”

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

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