The groups we are part of and the culture of those groups can have a huge impact on us. This is true for children in the classroom, athletes on sports teams, and even professionals in an office setting. The distinct culture of these groups can drastically affect performance and overall happiness for members. For this … Continue reading Better Together: Building a Positive Culture
It’s that time of year again where every grocery store is filled to the brim with pink and red heart-shaped everything. Certainly Valentines Day is supposed to be a day all about love and relationships. But what about the most important relationship of all? The relationship you have with yourself. Self-love and self-care is an … Continue reading Love Thy Self: Self-Love on Valentines Day
You feel like a hamster on a wheel. You’re exhausted. You’re grumpy and stressed. You feel like the world needs a pause button, except that you don’t even know where the remote is. If you find yourself nodding along because you too feel all of these things, then there is a big chance that you … Continue reading Burnout is Real: What it is and How to Avoid it
Every Project Helping volunteer event is a little bit different. No matter what kind of impact you are making, you will always walk away feeling awesome! Volunteering is a great way to improve mental wellness and a good tool in managing depression. To learn more about the science behind it, click Here. In addition to … Continue reading Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Volunteering is Awesome!
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 … Continue reading Happiness is a Work in Progress
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 … Continue reading How Building Architecture and Layout Affect Mood: A Guest Post by Gary Ashton
Everywhere you look, something or someone is telling you that you’re doing everything in your life wrong. Ads tell you that you need to lose weight. Blogs tell you that you’re parenting wrong. Self-help books tell you that your thinking is wrong. The rise of social media allows us to connect with one another; however, … Continue reading Living with Depression in a World That Demands Perfection
There are a lot of days where nothing seems to go your way. External factors can get in your way and ruin your day. While you can’t always control these external factors, you can control how you respond to them. Here is brief list of ways that you can turn a bad day around and … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better
The easiest way to spread joy from one person to another is to show them kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness has the power to turn someone’s day around. Everytime you show others kindness, you are telling them “you are important and you matter.” By performing a small act of kindness for a stranger, … Continue reading Kindness Matters
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 … Continue reading Happiness Starts with You!