“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Current research indicates that people who consistently help others experience less depression, greater calm, fewer pains and better health. People who donated money to a charity had a boost in a feel-good part of the brain, which was made visible through brain imaging technology.
We work with local people in the countries you will be visiting. They are in the forefront of developing sustainable projects that positively impact others. You will meet and interact with the people they are trying to elevate out of poverty and hardship. You will share their stories their laughter, their joy and hope. You will discover a resilience in people who face challenges every day and be able to gain an inner strength to become the person you want to be.
One of the symptoms of depression and other mental problems is the tendency to become overly focused on one’s own suffering. The emotional pain one suffers can becomes all encompassing. One way to help alleviate this condition is through helping others. Helping others allows us to transcend our suffering by shifting our focus away from ourselves.