Volunteering can be very beneficial to your mental health and is a great way to give back to the community. In this earlier post, we talked about the benefits of volunteering as a family. These include quality family time, teachings kids to be kind, and helping kids build self worth. However, a recent post from … Continue reading Little Feet, Big Hearts: Volunteering with Little Kids
If you’ve been to a Project Helping volunteer event, you’re probably familiar with the bright green Kynd Leader shirts. These let you know that you’re in the right place. As a back up Kynd Leader, I’m the person wearing that green shirt. Here are my top 7 favorite things about being a Kynd Leader. Hopefully, … Continue reading Perks of the Green Shirt: My Favorite Things About Being a Kynd Leader
Correlation of Loneliness and Depression within Communities Aging can often attribute to loneliness. We lose the elasticity within our skin, and the joints between our bones start becoming strained. Physical changes followed by mental and emotional changes. According to the Behavior Health Trends in 2014, individuals ages 50 and older have maintained the highest percentage of having … Continue reading How Loneliness is Affecting Communities
What do you need to live a good life? First, you need a purpose. What do I mean by purpose? In some cases it means a job. Why? Because you need money. No, money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it can help get you some necessities (food, clothes, possibly a roof over your head). In … Continue reading What Three Things Do You Need to Live a Good Life?
5 Easy Ways to Cultivate Self-Compassion Every Day Modern life is filled with pressure to succeed and achieve. Often, we confuse being the best version of ourselves with being “the best”. This mentality creates an environment that leads to extreme anger at ourselves when things don’t turn out the way we planned. In those moments, … Continue reading Learning Self-Compassion
Mental Wellness is a luxury. The Hilarious World of Depression featured Reggie Osse. Reggie Osse was a lawyer in the the hip-hop scene, a podcast host, an editor, and someone who battled depression. During this podcast episode, Reggie says “mental illness is a stigma, but mental wellness is a luxury.” Having to face a mental … Continue reading Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness
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 … Continue reading March means MASSIVE Impact
We are a rushed, success-driven society. Volunteering: It sticks out like a sore thumb in our rushed, financially driven society. We are busy and our work days are often full. The evenings are spent tired, restless and unfulfilled. Most of us only have time for so much. We’re digging for purpose and often working simply … Continue reading Volunteering: The First Pillar of Kindfulness