A Canadian student from Lebanese origins was banned to enter the States. Upon her arrival to SFO in March 2021, Elianne had no idea that the most traumatizing hours of her life lied ahead. Elianne had spent a semester in San Diego, pursuing studies and doing some volunteer work. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, courses […]
Dina Mneimneh, an engaged beiruti architect, advocates for the preservation of cultural heritage and the development of public spaces. Having extensively researched the post-war reconstruction plan of Beirut after the Civil War (1975-1990), and having personally experienced the Beirut port explosion of August 2020 – a man-made disaster well-inscribed within conditions of entrenched political conflict […]
Seasons carry charms and beauty while setting a certain pace to life on Earth. Have you wondered about seasonal changes and their impact on humans? We do have seasons for a reason. Changes in the air lead to drastic changes in nature’s ecosystems. Animals and plants adapt their life routines and behaviours dependently from all […]
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Here is a familiar scene to help you visualize the point of this article: – “Therapy? no thanks, this is not for me but I can tell a friend. I’m fine, I do not have a mental illness. -“Okey but you do not need to be at your lowest to see a therapist. I’ve heard […]
Stress is the most unwanted visitor because it overstays its time. The nature of stress and its impact on our health is our topic here today. Let’s go back in time just to when the dinosaurs became extinct. Our species first ancestors had to survive in a mostly hostile environment and specific skills were needed. […]
I was contacted a few days ago on Instagram by Anthony, a man in his sixties from the States. He was commenting on my article Angry men. One comment lead to another and Anthony shared with me his story.This is his testimonial with his own words, edited by Astoryofthoughts.
Symptoms of a panic attack may push the individual to think that they are having a heart attack which increases their anxiety and symptoms even more. Unfortunately, you may become anxious about your anxiety. Read the article to know how to act during a panic attack.
Thoughts on Michael Jordan #ThebestNBAplayer to have ever existed, Michael Jordan is a persona that shaped the 80s and the 90s and changed the face of #Americanbasketball. I was 7 years old and I was already following the news of the great MJ, along with millions of people worldwide. He was my champion, he was […]
“Control the food and you control the people” Henry Kessinger, 1974. and this is what politicians have been doing since the start of civilization. You control one’s food and you control their choices, their decision making and their actions in life but what if people wanted to be free? What if someone, somewhere decided to […]
All I need is a happy thought. One single happy memory or an aspiration to float on. I walk through the day like a particle bombarded by dust. I feel myself reduced to a circle that had lost its way. Some days are just too much when life is playing psycho. Some days, all this […]
Is it love in the time of cholera or is it madness in the time of fear? It is the epidemic of fear in the time of ignorance and the epidemic of panic attacks in the absence of science and common sense. Common sense, such a powerful concept and yet so fragile. The world is […]
I stood in tears while I heard the mountain speak : “hush your mind little one”. I stood stunned by the ice walls and the sharp peaks. The mountain spoke with a freezing breath and so I froze while my thoughts wandered on life and glory. I stood overwhelmed by the power of presence and […]
Rand Hadid, a 27 year old Syrian is sharing her story. After she had to leave her home country to the UAE and then move again to the States for studies and go through the disappointment of the university’s bankruptcy, she had to go back to Dubai under a heavy load of disappointment. She decided […]
The freezing wizard, this is winter in the Northern hemisphere. For three long months, the sun is in its weakest and lowest point in our sky and the Earth’s temperature keeps falling drastically. All micro ecosystems are affected. Animal migrations take place, water and plants freeze, prey and food become scarce and our own behaviours […]