Traverse City Record-Eagle

Body & Soul

November 2, 2013

Mental Wellness: Time to grow 'Novembeard'


Share Your Toys

As people who live in a fairly individualistic society, with social norms that value the individual over community, it’s easy to focus on what we have. Yet, when we share the experiences, resources, and toys that we value with others, we grow in our own appreciation. We also experience deeper fulfillment by inviting others into our lives. Further, we gain important insights into how others see the world.

As we enter the rapid-fire season of holiday celebrations, may you seek ways to find deeper happiness through micro-volunteering, seeking genuine thankfulness, and sharing, whether you grow a sweet beard or not.

Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC is a counselor at Mental Wellness Counseling in Traverse City, MI. If you want to join him or donate for Novembeard visit

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