Monthly Archives: January 2016

Kindness increases serotonin


The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies.  Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful. In fact, the role of most antidepressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production […]

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Your Kindness Matters


If you think that your acts of kindness do not matter, or that they go unnoticed, you are mistaken. I am filled with warmth and joy as I sit reading the stack of thank you cards that we received from the boys at a local group home in Mesa. Their heartfelt appreciation of the Christmas gift bags that Packs for Prosperity prepared and gifted them was so beautifully hand written in their grateful words. I appreciate the support that Packs […]

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H2E Design shares its Good Karma


H2E Design and Nicholas Cappele have generously shared their “Good Karma” with Packs for Prosperity this winter. H2E creates a variety of spa products and candles in its Phoenix based facility.  They use only quality ingredients and essential oils in their products and they have beautiful scents along with their other benefits. H2E has created a line of products specifically for their Good Karma Collection.  Each season has its own unique scents.  The Winter Good Karma Collection includes the Bayberry, […]

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A Short List of Simple Rules


It is at this time, perhaps more than any other, that most of us step back from everything around us, and spend some time on introspection. The start of a New Year, like many other beginnings, provides us with the natural impetus to look back and look forward:  to analyze, examine, and review what came before with a notion of learning and gaining insight; and to plan, organize, identify, and construct the landscape and outcomes we desire for the future.  […]

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