Bullying Must be Stopped

The Much-Overlooked Problem of Bullying

say no to bullyingBullying is a major problem in American school systems.

  • In the US alone, each day 160,000 children avoid school due to fear of bullying
  • 14% of K-12 students has reported to be a victim of bullying
  • 71% percent of students admit to bullying being a problem at their school

Even more upsetting is the following statistic: Victims of bullying are 2-9 times more likely to commit suicide (source: Yale University).  Bullying includes name calling, isolation, physical threats and even physical abuse.  No precious child should ever have to endure any of this, ever.   Especially in school, where parents expect their children to be nurtured in a safe environment.

Bully, a documentary released in 2012, gives an excellent portrayal of the severity of this issue and the effect it has on its young victims.  Please take 2 minutes of your time to watch this short trailer.

 

 

It’s Time to Take a Stand

Each quarter, Prana to the People chooses a fund for which to donate the profits of our gratitude journal app.  This quarter we’ve selected No Bully (visit site here). No Bully’s mission is to bring innovative, sustainable solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools.  Awareness is the solution.  Once awareness reaches a critical mass and kids learn that bullying is actually “not cool”, we’ll have the paradigm shift we’ve been looking for.

How can you help?  Two options:

  • Spend $0.99 on Gratitude Journey (Prana’s gratitude journal iPhone app) and your contribution will go straight to No Bully
  • Contribute directly to No Bullyhere

If you’re passionate about fair treatment of all people, especially our little ones, please help out this cause.  Bullying is a solvable problem and it’s within our hands to make a contribution for the betterment of our planet.  Thank you so much for reading.

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Matt Elmore
CEO, Prana to the People

Prana to the People is a non-profit company with two main goals.  First, to leverage modern technology in order to spread happiness.  This is the motivation for the release of the iPhone gratitude journal app, Gratitude Journey. The second and most important goal is to take all of the profits generated by the app and funnel them to non-profits that are dear to our hearts.

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prana takes on the issue of bullying

10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Friends

friends that hugExpressing gratitude is a vital part of life and an effective way to enrich the relationships you share with your friends.  Everyone feels good when appreciated.   Often, our friends are a common topic in our gratitude journals and gratitude journal app entries (Check out Gratitude Journey here).  Here are 10 ways you can directly express gratitude to your friends and let them know just how much you care about them.

1. Express joy to your friends

It feels good when the person you love smiles at you and expresses the joy in their heart. Be light, smile often, and laugh without restraint.  When you share happiness, you are acknowledging them for being a part of your life.

2. Listen to friends who are hurt

When your friends are hurt, try simply listening rather than giving advice.  Very often we are looking for the perfect, magical thing to say to help out our friends in need.  Instead, listen with full attention and presence, without judgement.
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Video: Gratitude Journal App Review

Renown App reviewer, Kid Guru, gives awesome feedback on Gratitude Journey: the All-in-one Gratitude Journal App.  Check out what he has to say about Gratitude Journey’s features and get a sneak peak on what the app can do for improving your happiness.

10 Ways to Show Gratitude at Work

happy officeMost adults spend a majority of their waking hours at the workplace.  By simply showing a bit of gratitude and appreciation for your coworkers, you have the ability to transform your workplace into a fun and enjoyable environment for yourself and the hardworking people around you.  One of the biggest gifts you can give another is gratitude; for their efforts, for their commitment, and for their help.

Shawn Achor, founder and CEO of Good Think, Inc., says “the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged workforce.”  Whether you intend to show your gratitude for your boss, support team, or peers, here are 10 effective ways to show gratitude in the workplace.

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