Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Create good karma!

I just saw a great feature in "Self" magazine (Aug.'11). It advises that people who volunteer actually live longer, are more focused and less apt to get the "blues"! Create some good karma by are some of their suggestions to get you going:

If you are talented with crafts you can knit hats for chemo patients (check or create greeting cards to send to troops overseas (find instructions at

Do you like to work with kids? Help low-income high school students (check to become a mentor or writing adviser).

Good at tech-related stuff? Teach seniors to email and surf the web (check your local senior or community center)!

Do you like the outdoors? Help build and maintain hiking trails (visit or aid beach-sweep efforts to salvage shores (check out

They offer even more ideas...check out the magazine issue or go to and "Kreate Karma" :)

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