Lifting up others is what Go Garrett County is all about! A community that cultivates care is a healthier one. Research tells us that working to enhance the lives of others helps us to keep the well-being of all people at the forefront of our thinking. A healthy community starts with individual human beings who work hard to practice empathy. Empathy includes valuing other perspectives and people. It’s about perspective-taking and compassion. Meditation is one way to cultivate empathy. Of course, meditation has been linked to benefits such as reduced symptoms of depression, reduced anxiety, and a decrease in chronic pain1 —it’s no surprise that so many of us are attempting to try.
In our prize store the meditation pillow provides comfortable seating to help a person achieve mental clarity. Some meditation programs call for people to sit, often cross-legged on the floor. For extended periods of time, this can be uncomfortable. This is why the pillow we chose can increase your comfort bringing with it the promise of ultimately increasing your compassion.
We are honored that within the first year of the program, so many people watched and read all the available content, referred friends, and earned so many reward points! So cash in your points today and get ready for this week’s prize pick-up! Whether it’s the mediation pillow, personal training sessions, or cookbooks there are so many great prizes to choose from on the wellbeing journey. You could also gift your hard earned prizes so cash your points in at our store and a pick-up time will be scheduled for you on Thursday Dec 16th, this will be the last one before the holiday season!
Join the discussion below by answering the prompt (What’s your favorite way to help others?), and you’ll earn 5 MORE prize points for each post through the end of the year!
In our research, for valuable content, we came across this article that we believe is well worth the read. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/07/mindfulness-meditation-empathy-compassion/398867/
Source: Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EMS, et al. Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):357-368. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018
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My favorite way to help others is just letting them know that I am there for them if they need me. During the pandemic that has looked like offering to get groceries and other supplies for people who are in quarantine.
At Christmas time I enjoy buying gifts for those who are struggling to buy presents for children.
A former coworker tragically lost a child recently. She started a wonderful FB group to encourage people to share kindness. Join Kindness for Kiera…3 Kisses and a Hug.
I try to help other by volunteering my time and helping others find resources they may need, especially if they need assistance with issues regarding disabilities.
It feels so much better to given than to receive.
Love to give back at all times of the year, not just the holidays ?
what a great program this is for our community
I love helping connect people with programs and resources that will help them. I also love to volunteer at non-profits that help others.
Sometimes we all just need a listening ear. Someone safe to share a prayer concern. Be thankful for your little part of the world.
I enjoy baking to gift to others: quality time baking with the kiddos, and then spreading joy with the sweets we make. 🙂
Small acts of random kindness for others!
I love this topic. Besides donating to local causes, I think really listening to people and helping them feel seen and heard is powerful.
My favorite way to help others is any way I can.
I rather give than receive.
I joined my organization to help others
I like to gift home canned meals and baked goods around christmas!
Helping others by meeting them where they are at.
Always better to give than receive.
I help at my apartment building to all the residents that might need services from the Health Department and Community Action
Giving enriches our lives. It is a demonstration of love and trust.
Helping others……………should just be part of your life 🙂