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What is a Volunteer: An Acrostic Poem about What it Means to be A Volunteer by Project Helping

What is a volunteer? A volunteer is a:   Visionary Offering Love Under No Terms Enthusiast Encouraging   Resilience Volunteers are visionaries of sorts! Volunteers aren’t impractical but they are idealists who have the creativity to envision a better world. Volunteers believe in the power of people and the possibility of change. They also offer love. … Continue reading What is a Volunteer: An Acrostic Poem about What it Means to be A Volunteer by Project Helping

Best Apps For Mental Health

Top 5 Apps for Maintaining Mental Health – $5 and Under Maintaining mental wellness can be difficult. Luckily, there are a variety of apps that can make it a little easier to care for your mental wellness on a daily basis. These apps are designed to release stress, help with disorders such as depression and … Continue reading Best Apps For Mental Health

What Three Things Do You Need to Live a Good Life?

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?

Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness

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

Project Helping Transition

Good news everyone! Project Helping’s website is making a transition to being more user-friendly, while also being easier to navigate! Starting March 20th, volunteers can sign up for volunteer events directly through Project Helping’s  website. Project Helping’s transition away from using Eventbrite as our booking system makes it possible for our website to be a one-stop shop for … Continue reading Project Helping Transition

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 … Continue reading After Twelve Rounds: Standing Up to Stress

Volunteering: The First Pillar of Kindfulness

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

Psychological Impacts of Volunteering

The Psychological Impacts of Volunteering When Depressed Dr. Susan Noonan is not only an advocate for individuals with mental illness, but also a counselor, a teacher, and a friend. She is actively teaching the psychological impacts of volunteering and the road to recovery from depression. Recently, I posted a blog on my Psychology Today column … Continue reading Psychological Impacts of Volunteering

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