Rym Ghazal

Rym Ghazal, Author at LiveHealthy.ae

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As the old Arabian proverb says, “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” And what better time than the hot, slow summer to take this “garden” out of your pocket and lose yourself in an imaginary world? Besides the sheer enjoyment of it, research, such as a 2015 study by the UK’s Reading Agency, shows the multiple benefits of reading for pleasure: increased empathy, improved relationships with others through better communication, reduced symptoms...

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In some ways, when an illness gets a hero, it becomes somewhat less formidable. That is probably why when one of the Arab world’s most beautiful women shaved off her signature long dark hair in solidarity with cancer patients, her post went viral. “Yes beauty is important and we all want to look our best, but we often forget that true beauty is from within, when we are at peace with ourselves,” 2004 Miss Lebanon...

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One of my all-time favorite comments is, “Our traditional homes were so organic, so healthy, one could pull out a twig from the roof and use it as a toothpick.” It was made by an elder of a tribe in Abu Dhabi, who remembers living as a child inside an arish – a traditional home made of palm fronds. Take a moment to think about this: Is there anything inside your home now that you...