Reflections on a year of living well

Day 364 of #LiveWell2017 So, here we are. December 30, 2017. Three hundred and sixty-four days ago I launched my #LiveWell2017 project. I did it primarily for selfish reasons - I needed a coping strategy for staying positive. I was feeling pretty hopeless about the state of the world at the beginning of this year, … Continue reading Reflections on a year of living well

December #LiveWell2017 recap: 27 ways to give (all year long)

Day 363 of #LiveWell2017 Well, this wraps up the December giving theme. Here are the graphics from all the ways to give that we shared this month. I hope you enjoyed each post. Hopefully, you learned some new or unique ways to give and will use those ideas throughout 2018. Thanks, as always, for reading … Continue reading December #LiveWell2017 recap: 27 ways to give (all year long)

Give with Tom’s One for One® program

Day 352 of #LiveWell2017 Yesterday I wrote about a buy a pair-give a pair campaign for giving eye glasses to those in need. This type of business model was first made famous by Tom's Shoes. For every pair of Tom's shoes you bought, they donated a pair to a person in need. Today, Tom's has … Continue reading Give with Tom’s One for One® program

Give laughter

Day 348 of #LiveWell2017 We've all heard it: "Laughter is the best medicine." Indeed, laughing releases all those feel-good chemicals and decreases stress hormones in our bodies. Laughing also increases immune cells, protects your heart, and even burns calories. So, yeah, it's pretty good medicine. So, what a great gift to give someone - a … Continue reading Give laughter

Being kind in the wake of disaster

Day 242 of #LiveWell2017 Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the good citizens of Texas. We've all seen the images of the wide-spread flooding, but Texas isn't the only place that's been pounded by storms and flooding recently. I've got friends in SW Florida whose homes were flooded after nearly 20 inches of rain dumped … Continue reading Being kind in the wake of disaster

New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone

Day 192 of #LiveWell2017 Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash A new study published in the journal, Emotion, on June 6th shows that acts of kindness at work benefit the givers, the receivers, and the whole organization. The study, done by researchers from the University of California, included having 19 of the organization's workers act as "givers" of kind … Continue reading New study: Kindness at work benefits everyone