I worked in non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for over three decades and, for the most part, enjoyed the time spent with the volunteers that came in to help.
I first learned about the topic of food waste reduction two years ago. After doing some research, I was compelled to blog about it.
I recently spoke to a group of retirees who asked what they could do to stay passionate and youthful. I simply answered that there is just one way – mentoring!
With the holidays upon us, it is a wonderful idea to find time to honor the holiday spirit by volunteering.
When you are suffering from low self-esteem, it’s easy to get caught up in your own thoughts.
No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you are worthy of praise, there is always a little voice in the back of your head, pouring cold water on your arguments. In some cases, thinking about our lack of self-confidence can actually make you feel worse.
Being a generous person feels good. We know from personal experience that it feels great to acknowledge another person and connect with them in a kind and helpful way. Many of us have also experienced the self-confidence and sense of purpose that comes from helping others.
I had breakfast recently with two friends in their 70s. Both have enjoyed very successful professional lives, but are now struggling with how to “give back” in later life.
Can helping others really make you happier?
Let’s explore this concept together. Like so many things in life, happiness is a matter of perspective. When you are feeling anxious, or even a little depressed, it’s easy to get caught up in your own emotions. The more you think about your situation, the darker your thoughts tend to get, until moving forward seems impossible.
Life blessed me with a gaggle of nieces and nephews, but I never had kids. While in many ways not having children worked for my lifestyle, there are some things I missed out on: the major awe factor that comes with being with toddlers, the wit of teenagers and now, the no grandchildren factor.