Tag Archives: choosing happiness

December 20, 2018

Self Care is How You Take Your Power Back

We’ve talked about self care on this blog before in our 4 part Self Care Series. For more information, check out our earlier posts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4. In part 1, we covered the basics. Part 2 was all about the differences between physical, mental, and emotional self […]

December 4, 2018

Happiness is a Work in Progress

Happiness is a Work in Progress One of the greatest things about life is that we get a new opportunity to try again every day. This can be a blessing because if things didn’t go your way, you can alway try again tomorrow. Tomorrow will always give you a second chance to be better, whether […]

November 29, 2018

Being Kind on Social Media

The internet gets a bad rep as a place full of negativity, trolls, and people looking to bash others. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Every time you log on, you have the power to impact other people from all over the country. It’s time to bring kindness onto the internet in order […]

November 27, 2018

The Power of a Mental Reset

Be sure to check out our previous post on gratitude! Today’s post is brought to you by the sport of rowing. If you’ve read The Boys in the Boat, you probably have a general idea of how rowing works. For those who don’t, think of the movie The Social Network. Amid all the computer speak […]

November 13, 2018

Maintaining Mental Health in College: Part 1

College has a reputation of being a place where everyone parties too hard, gets too little sleep, and makes unhealthy choices. Depictions in movies and TV shows make it seem like one unending party with a couple classes thrown in. This is obviously not true; college is a new stage in a person’s life where […]

November 6, 2018

How Building Architecture and Layout Affect Mood: A Guest Post by Gary Ashton

The spaces we inhabit can impact us in more ways than we might think. From our homes to the places we work, architecture in our environment can have both positive and negative consequences on our mental health. While some aspects may be more impactful than others, even small details can influence our mood in subtle […]

September 25, 2018

Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life

The Gathering Place is a day shelter for women, families, and transgender individuals. I have volunteered there with Project Helping three times already. At each event, volunteers arrive at 7am to cook and serve breakfast for the people at the shelter. We always make sausage and three different pancakes: plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip. The […]

July 24, 2018

Happiness Starts with You!

Finding happiness can be challenging when there are so many external factors that try to bring you down. It is all too easy to focus on the stressful parts of life without taking the time to see the bright side. When you let the negativity in, you build neural pathways that your brain will return […]