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Little Feet, Big Hearts: Volunteering with Little Kids

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

Perks of the Green Shirt: My Favorite Things About Being a Kynd Leader

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

Young Leaders: The Youth Advisory Council and Their First Events

If you have ever volunteered with Project Helping, you know that we have AMAZING Kynd Leaders at each of our wellness experiences. These volunteer leaders are the cheerful folks in the bright green Project Helping shirts. They help sign in volunteers, make sure everyone has something to do, and speak about Project Helping’s mission. What … Continue reading Young Leaders: The Youth Advisory Council and Their First Events

Seasonal Depression and How to Beat it

The holiday season is supposed to be full of happiness and joy. It’s a time for family, love, and giving, but sometimes these things just aren’t fulfilling enough. The holiday season also brings out stress and even depression. Seasonal depression is more common than you might think. What are some causes of seasonal depression? Seasonal … Continue reading Seasonal Depression and How to Beat it

Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Despite the cheerful twinkle lights going up on every house and the happy Christmas music on the radio, do you ever feel like the holiday spirit just isn’t sinking in for you? If you have depression, coping around the holidays can be extra challenging. Why is this? Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain, … Continue reading Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Volunteering is Awesome!

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!

6 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Family

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The holiday season is an amazing time to gather around the table and spend quality time together as a family. It’s a chance to reconnect with extended family and eat some great food. But amid the bustle of cooking in the kitchen and hosting everyone, it can be easy … Continue reading 6 Ways to Practice Gratitude as a Family

How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Increasing Rates of Depression and Anxiety in Kids A recent article from NPR discussed rising rates of anxiety and depression in kids and teens. According to one study, 1 in 3 adolescents (ages 13 to 18) meet the criteria for an anxiety disorder. The CDC recently found that 32% of teens reported persistent feelings of … Continue reading How to Reduce Anxiety in Kids

Why it is Important to Volunteer as a Family

Everyone knows that volunteering is a great way to improve the community while also helping your mental health. Sadly, volunteer events can fall to the bottom of your to-do list amid the hustle and bustle of life. Especially with kids going back to school, family time can get interrupted by projects and after school activities. … Continue reading Why it is Important to Volunteer as a Family

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 … Continue reading Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life