August Healthy Living: Back to School

August 1, 2019

 Plus3's monthly health tips bring you deeper insights into a particular health topic so you can continue to grow and lead your healthiest, best self.


Children (and adults!) return to school in the U.S. and throughout the world this month. But, many lack the tools and resources to get the most out of their education. It's a great time to get together with your fellow colleagues and discuss ways you can give back, whether it is a "fill a back pack program" or assisting with meals and more. With August being National Non-Profit and National Back-to-School Month there are plenty of resources for you to support your community. Below are a couple of articles to inspire you.

How to Start Volunteering

Volunteering can be intimidating or you may not know where to start. Here are a couple of resources to help you in your journey to help others. 


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Resources for Volunteering

National Council of Nonprofits: Volunteer Resources 

The Balance Small Business: Volunteering Resources & Advice


Employees Too Busy to Volunteer? Shift the Narrative.

By Ryan Scott,

Companies everywhere are populated by workhorses who are overcommitted, under-resourced and scrambling to unbury themselves from a towering pile of to-dos. “Volunteering is wonderful,” think many of these folks, “whenever there’s a spare moment to get to it.” Followed by: “But let’s get real: it’s an extracurricular for others, the ones who have the luxury of time.” How can CSR leaders shift the narrative, for both employees who are weighing their time and senior leaders who are weighing resources?



Helping others makes us happier – but, it matters how we do it

By Elizabeth Dunn, TED

Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.




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