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Project Happiness Articles — mentalhealth

Blog posts from happiness experts, covering everything from gratitude, mindfulness, social emotional learning, altruism and service, wellness, freedom, forgiveness, social connection, purpose, soul, self-love, compassion, and everything under the massive happiness umbrella. Browse our blog posts, or write for us!

Making Friends with Our Minds

What if, regardless what we're going through, we choose to see our minds as a tool, a friend, a co-creator in our path towards freedom and wellness? What if we see the issue, label or whatever we're annoyed at our minds for, as a separate entity i.e. not part of the mind itself, but a passing albeit unwanted visitor?
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Cool Ways To Fundraise You May Not Have Thought Of!

Thank you for joining the Race For Wellness!! Now the fun begins.  After all, it is called FUNdraising for a reason! Here are some great ways to fundraise for the Race with your teammates, friends, family and co-workers.
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Lessons from a Punching Bag in My Garage

I had been desperately trying to avoid pain at all cost, perpetually searching for new stimuli to prevent me from sitting alone with my thoughts. In that moment in my garage, as I sat there fatigued, I realized that it was powerful to embrace the pain. The calm exhilaration that I felt was an effect of the physical exertion.
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5 Steps to Emotional and Physical Wellbeing

We all know that when we feel great emotionally life seems to be so easy. Remember when you fell in love and everything felt so great or when your child was born and your emotions were spontaneously happy and you felt such joy. Conversely, when we feel down, or even depressed, its like we are walking through treacle and everything seems to be fighting against us and life is very tough going. Well, there are five definitive steps you can take to get you to such emotional wellness and with it physical wellness too.
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I'm Coming Out - And I'm Not Gay

I was deeply sad when I was supposed to be happy, which was a good description for how I had been feeling for as long as I could remember. And so a few months later, in a country where people are more likely to admit to having had liposuction than they would admit to (or even consider) having their mental health checked, I walked into a psychiatrist’s office for the very first time.
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How To Get Passionate and Get Moving!

Former American actress Joey Adams claims that “if it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.” While Adams humorously understands the expectation of society today, many of us truly struggle to find motivation for exercising. However, like all complications in life, simplification leads to completion.
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Greg Seaton - From Addiction to World Championships

How does it feel to be a role model?  I don’t feel like I’m a role model, but if I can inspire someone else to get off the couch that’s rewarding enough.  But if they get out there and feel better about themselves then that makes me feel even better.
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Why Do We Suffer From Depression?

So, I don’t know about you, but I have, and I think most people have experienced moments in their life where they were suffering depression or just simply feeling sad for a period of time. Life suddenly isn’t the same anymore, and you don’t know why this is?
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The Race For Wellness: Every Prize You Could Win!

We are so excited to announce our first big event - The Race for Wellness! Not only will you be supporting mental health and wellness programs, you have the chance to win $25,000 worth of prizes, and all you have to do is register! We have partnered with some incredible companies who have generously donated their programs and products to give to YOU! It's a thank you for your support.
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Everything You Need To Know About The Race for Wellness!

Race for Wellness: It’s one month of fitness; you reach your health goals, while changing lives. Your involvement supports Project Happiness Global in educating youth and people of all ages with proven tools for greater happiness and wellbeing. Help us impact 10 million lives! Our goal is to reach 42,194 miles together to circumvent the globe bringing our curriculum to schools and communities worldwide.
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