Tag Archives: volunteer

November 3, 2017

Health Benefits of Volunteering

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March 2, 2017

Our 250th Volunteer Event

We just hosted our 250th volunteer event!   It’s been a while since we updated you on what we’ve been up to. On Monday, February 27th, 2017, we hosted our 250th volunteer event, so it felt like the right time for a progress update. We continue to diversify our volunteer event offerings as we grow. All […]

February 10, 2017

Can Goal Setting be Contributing to Depression?

What if we stopped goal setting? From birth, we have goals in place. Goals are set for us before we can even set them for ourselves. We start school with the intention of getting from one grade to the next. The goal of Kindergarten is to get into first grade. Upon completing grade school you attend middle school followed by […]

January 29, 2017

When is a Good Time to Work on Your Mental Wellness?

How and when do you work on your mental wellness? Let’s start by answering that questions with another question (less than ideal, but stick with us). When is a good time to work on your physical wellness? Probably always. Even when we aren’t actively working on our physical wellness, we know we should be. We should […]

October 14, 2016

Volunteering: The First Pillar of Kindfulness

We are a rushed, success-drive 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 […]

September 19, 2016

Kindfulness: Connecting Kindness and Mindfulness

Kindness revealed We hide behind thin sheets of self. Enclosed, we are hopefully, safe. Behind windows with fogged panes we watch the world slowly, painfully, rotate. Someone peeks behind their swaying sheets and seems discouraged. They take a quick glance around. Others watching, waiting to see if someone will reach past their enclosure. Slowly, they lift […]