Did you know saying what you’re thankful for is scientifically proven to be good for you? Saying aloud or writing down the things in your life that you’re grateful for boosts endorphins and improves your mood. So if you’re family’s like mine and likes to go around the table and say what we’re thankful for before eating, know that, although you’re starving, you’ll at least soon be eating with a smile on your face. (more…)
This time of year we’re told to count our blessings and be thankful. Gratitude is wonderful, but giving thanks and giving back are even more important. Here are some suggestions for walking the walk.
Giving to Charity
You’ll always be able to find an excuse for not donating time or money to those less fortunate. From cynicism about administrative costs for large charities to a blame-the-victim mentality, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the needy. But taking five minutes to make an online donation or a few hours to volunteer your time is good for your community, your business, and your self-worth. It just feels right. At Guidant, we hold food drives for local organizations, empower future entrepreneurs through Youth Ventures, and participate in races and walks for the American Cancer Society.