We’re entering unprecedented times with this Coronavirus pandemic.  There are many things individuals and families can do to stay as physically and mentally healthy as possible despite any constraints.  Below, we share lots of practical ways to look after your mental health and stay sane if you are stuck at home.

October 17, 2019, marked the beginning of the Lebanese Revolution.  People from all walks of life stood together in solidarity  to reject the status quo and to break free from sectarian and political allegiances.  Their voices echoed across the world,  sending a loud message about who they really are and what they aspire for.

Healthy Mind, healthy Body.

 

Social media platforms have indeed brought people together by making our world a smaller place.  However, having said that, what we are witnessing today on social media is a cascade of negativity, whether through thoughts, opinions, or the simple sharing of daily events, and all this is creating a detrimental effect on our mental health, both individually and collectively. 

            When I started to awaken spiritually, I started realizing the detrimental impact of negative emotions and feelings on my psyche. When emotions are hidden and disguised, they are hidden within layers and layers of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so concealed that they tend to lead toward inaccurate judgements and neglect of one's own wellbeing. Negative emotions are, for example: apathy, grief, fear, hatred, shame, blame, regret, resentment, and anger. They are fueled by an underlying fear of the unknown, a fear of the actions of others, and a need to control them or stop them to avoid being harmed. 

Nothing is more natural than the urge to be held and comforted by someone who understands our suffering.  Whatever the painful situation (a relationship breakup, medical scare, financial disaster, the death of a loved one) we want to turn toward someone who will hold us and let us cry in loving arms.

 

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