The Benefits of Play

  There’s been a lot in the news lately about the benefits of play. And out of all of the exciting trends in education, I have to say this is one of my favorites.As a health teacher, I have long expounded the virtues of play to my students, my admin, and a countless number of … Continued

Getting Out There – A Volunteers Experience

Connecting with the migrant communities in Shanghai through volunteering There is one goal that I must try to achieve whenever I move to a new country and that is: connect with and contribute to the local community. Developing genuine relationships and participating in the lives of the local people are certainly on top of my … Continued

Baklava Snowball Cookies

By Recipe Nomad A perfect, easy to make, winter treat! Have you ever had a Snowball Cookie? They’re small bite-sized cookies are rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth. I’ve seen a variation of them in lots of different cookbooks from around the world. Even in Lebanon, a Snowball Cookie is very similar to flour-based … Continued

The Two Most Common Resolutions, And How to Achieve Them Safely & Effectively

It’s that time of year. All over the news, social media, and in homes around the nation, people are making their New Year’s resolutions. Whether they share them with us or not, teenagers also set resolutions. But in a world full of dangerous detoxes, quick fixes, and all-or-nothing thinking, it’s important that they are equipped … Continued