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The global pandemic identified the impact of health and wellness for all, and this article from  Amy Giddon on social wellness highlights what it means, and how to help it grow into a bigger movement. July is social wellness month. Although the World Health Organization has defined health in terms of physical, mental, and social wellness as far back as 1948, neither the concept nor the term was firmly planted in our cultural landscape until about 5 years ago, when…
Amy Giddon reflects on what social wellness means and how to expand the reach and benefits. July is social wellness month. Although the World Health Organization has defined health in terms of physical, mental, and social wellness as far back as 1948, neither the concept nor the term was firmly planted in our cultural landscape until about 5 years ago, when the loneliness epidemic became more widely acknowledged. And still, even with the 31 days of July dedicated to it,…
  Amy Giddon takes a look back at the past year to provide friendly insight and advice on how to make life better in five easy ways.  2020 has been a year like no other. As we’ve grown weary, depleted, and drained, the power of kindness to transform a moment, a day, a life has only grown. When people are asked to recall a kindness they received, they often recall a time when they were at their most fragile and…
  In this article, Amy Giddon reveals what her team discovered when they asked the public about courage. What we learned when we asked 250 people about their fears. ‘Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.’ — Brené Brown We’re having trouble seeing each other these days. It’s always been hard to show up in our full complexity and contradictions, and now we have social media further tempting us to filter and edit our stories. We fear…
  Amy Giddon shares insight gained on social media through an App developed by her company that was designed to improve the social media experience by cultivating a better connection.  We created Daily Haloha to be a positive collective experience of reflection and connection. At a time when connections are frayed and our spirits dampened, we were struck by how participatory art and story sharing projects could uplift and unite us in a moment of shared humanity. We were inspired…