October 9, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Many people in today's world say that they want to make a difference in the lives of others. But some people feel absolutely helpless to do so. The good news is - you're not! There are a lot of things that you can do in order to help other people out, and it actually has a number of mental health benefits for you as well. In today's post, we're going to look at some of the things that you can do to help other people and how it can help you to heal and stay healthy emotionally.
FB- You know that helping others is good for your heart, but did you know it's also good for your mind? Here are some easy ways to help others while helping yourself at the same time. [More]
Since happiness is an individual experience, it is important to identify the things that make you happy, and to start incorporating more of these moments into your life. While we cannot define happiness with unified agreement, we must each ask ourselves, what can I do to create opportunities for happiness? When you ask yourself this question, then you can explore and define the moments that create happiness and joy. Here are 10 things you can do now to construct moments where happiness may be experienced in your life. [More]
Have you ever felt as if happiness is just a dream and not something truly reachable? It's easy to feel this way because acquiring something we believe will make us happy usually leaves us wanting more, instead... [More]
Though we don't typically associate the two, sadness and joy are more closely linked than you might think. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel mildly or even severely depressed, but then feel better after letting it out? The venting of melancholic emotions does just that: it lets everything out. That is why activities that may elicit a strong, emotional reaction (such as a sad movie) can actually bring us to a more positive mood at the end. [More]