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Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
This was a very tough day for some good friends...they lost their home of 25 years to a fire. But they also feel blessed that they and their upstairs tenant are safe, along with 2 frightened cats and a sweet dog! All are safe and staying in a local motel tonight. While there today, I witnessed such kindness, bravery and grace...from the wonderful firefighters, helpful neighbors, volunteers, CHAPS workers and the Red Cross.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.
Look through the helpful crisis and hotline numbers available to Pennsylvanians in times of need.
The “Adult Virtual Drop-In” is an online topic-driven, social gathering offered by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, PMHCA.
Volunteering and serving doesn’t have to be challenging when you use your talents to support others. Identify your talents, ask for support and find an organization where you can use your strengths to give back.
If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these quarantine-friendly ways to pay it forward.
CHAPS continues to make a "World of Difference" with their daily lunch program by providing bagged lunches to the most vulnerable members of the community.
The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.
These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world. Let’s explore each of them more in depth.
Resources available for COVID-19 assistance by NAMI Keystone PA.
Poetry is a cultural art form that combines both the beauty of literature and an artistic sense of musicality. Here are a few ways to get involved this National Poetry Month.
A new program by Sheetz offering a free daily lunch to children! Find your nearest participating Sheetz location.
Crawford County's newest non-emergency Warmline for the COVID-19 crisis is now working! Click to learn more about P4C's Hope Line.
Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
Due to the governor's orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHAPS buildings will be closing. However, we are still here to help. Click to learn more.
In the interest of public health and the well-being of our community, [we] are calling on the City of Meadville to institute a moratorium on all evictions for the duration of the epidemic. Help us by signing our petiton!
Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.
It’s important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.
Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.
Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the initiative “Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters.” The goal of Reach Out PA is to expand mental health resources and alleviate the stigma associated with reaching out for support.
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You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.
Mixed-breed dogs offer genuine companionship as well as several other benefits that could make them a perfect fit for your family.
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.
If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.