Posts in the ‘Healing’ Category

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

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

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

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

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

10 Easy & Effective Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

The best ways to get a better night’s sleep are unique to everyone. How much sleep we need and the best routines to have depend on factors such as age, genetics, diet, and environment. That said, studies have shown that people who sleep at least seven hours a night live longer and are generally healthier

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

Has Ramadan Become More About Feasting Than Fasting?

The moon turns crescent, the nights get warmer, the family gets closer, and faith grows greater. Ramadan is now upon us. It’s that time of the year which reminds us we’re not just physical bodies, but souls as well. It’s that time of the year where Muslims around the world recharge their faith with discipline

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