Posts in the ‘Healing’ Category

Finding Hope & Community in Times of Despair: Resources for Support in Lebanon

Things are devastating right now. There is no need for me to recount the reasons why. Many people feel hopeless, and maybe you’re one of them. We’ve shared recently how in hard times, focusing on your breath, meditating, seeking out time in nature, connecting to loved ones, taking social media breaks, and growing food at

Breathwork: What It Is, The Different Types, And How It Could Change Your Life

Breathing. It’s essential, something we primarily do by reflex, and something that, when controlled, has the power to drastically change our lives. I first discovered controlled methodical breathing, or Breathwork, last year when I was staying with a friend of mine, who also happens to be an experienced holotropic breathwork teacher, in San Diego. After

Five Reasons to Appreciate Pets During Lockdown

As we face new challenges sparked by a global pandemic many of us with pets will be even more thankful to have them in our lives. With the quarantine at home reducing our contact with the outside world, pets can be a great source of comfort and companionship. As a proud pet owner myself I

COVID-19 Reflections of a Psychotherapist

Most of us are a few weeks into COVID-19 self-isolation right now. During this time The Wellness Project has talked about how to boost your immune system, manage anxiety, practice holistic self-care, and grapple with loneliness. Our writers have also reflected on what the pandemic may have taught us so far. As a psychotherapist (a

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

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

Natural Ways to Boost Our Immune System

These days every time we listen to the news there is something new on the spread of coronavirus. While the unknown about a new disease can be daunting, the reality is that the regular seasonal flu is actually far more dangerous for the general population. Therefore, with the current cold and flu season in full

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,

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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