Project Helping Blog

November 3, 2017

Volunteering Improves Physical and Mental Health

Can volunteering improve your physical and mental health? Many would assume that giving our time or monetary support is inherently rewarding. But do peer-reviewed studies reflect health benefits of volunteering? Over the past century, there have been countless studies done on the effects volunteering has on people. By building on the knowledge of their predecessors, […]

August 9, 2017

Helper’s High

Why Doing Good Makes Us Feel Good Helper’s high is another name for the uplifting feeling that people experience after doing a good deed or act of kindness. This high is rooted in natural instincts to help our fellow humans. Evolution has wired us to help each other since helping others is beneficial to human […]

July 31, 2017

Ending Mental Health Stigma

Easy Ways You Can Support Those With Mental Health Challenges-Including Yourself At some point in our lives, we all experience problems with our mental health. Whether it is from stress, depression, anxiety, or another issue. Although mental illness is a common issue, people are still reluctant to reach out and ask for help or talk […]

March 27, 2017

March means MASSIVE Impact

Volunteer experiences made a difference in the community and on their own mental wellness this month. March means massive impact at Project Helping. At the end of March, we’ll have hosted 13 volunteer experiences in two different states. Over 115 volunteers participated. Equally important, these volunteer experiences expanded our kindfulness footprint! We’re back at A Precious Child this month […]

March 17, 2017

Total Picture of Impact

Exploring the net impact of simple, helpful gestures. I attended my first Project Helping volunteer event recently at Urban Peak. We prepped, cooked, and served breakfast to over 50 homeless youth. The impact of providing hot, nutritious meals to homeless youth is apparent to the volunteers. While we discussed the incredible feelings volunteering provided we also discovered […]

March 6, 2017

After Twelve Rounds: Standing Up to Stress

Stress is like a slow leak. I can feel it coming on. The slow heaviness starts in my chest hovering over each breath. The brain only takes a second to notice the change, to notice stress. Stress Weighs In Stress weighs in at different amounts. You could be managing it with yoga and breathing exercises and it […]