Wellness Wednesday emails are designed to provide you with simple tools, information, and resources to encourage positive and healthy lifestyle choices. As a proud recipient of The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, The Be Kind People Project is committed to the health and wellness of their employees, friends, and family.
Kindness and Compassion
We all know that kindness is contagious, but not the scary way that we’ve grown accustomed to in the past year – but in a good way!
Just like with any other skill, kindness takes practice! When we take the time to practice kindness, we are effectively strengthening our compassion “muscle.” Kindness is expressing compassion to others through a variety of selfless actions or a selfless mindset. Some examples include:
This past year has shown how we all have the choice to extend warmth and generosity to everyone around us, but did you know that there are some real health benefits to extending kindness towards others? Here are some of the benefits:
The Benefits of Charitable Giving
Have you ever wondered why you get giddy when giving someone a gift? Or why you feel “lighter” after giving someone a helping hand? It turns out kindness gets you high (not that high)!
When you are empathetic to others, your brain releases neurochemicals that improve your sense of well-being, also known as the “helper’s high”, defined as the healing power of doing good. Your brain’s pleasure and reward centers light up as if you were the one receiving kindness, not giving it.
Here are more reasons to give!
Invest in Kindness Today!
At The Be Kind People Project, every donation makes a big difference. We prioritize youth development and work with schools to support students’ social and emotional learning, academic achievement, and overall wellness. A donation to The Be Kind People Project is an investment in a generation of respectful, responsible, and caring citizens and leaders.
Here are three ways you can help:
Published March 31, 2021
By Krysta Flores, School Wellness Programs & Events Coordinator
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