Tag Archive | friendship

Happiness Develops a Healthy Self-Concept

Happiness is one of the most wonderful feelings in our daily lives. We experience it all around us through friends, family and even strangers we meet. It is important to share your happiness and promote other’s feelings of joy. When you do this, there will be less stress, worry, anger, and disappointment in your life. […]

Let’s Be Thankful: A Few Tips on How to Show your Gratitude

Do you feel happier when someone tells you thank you and how much they appreciate you? Tammy T. StonResearch explains that our relationships with others is what enriches our lives. It is important to take the time and thank people who make our lives better (Kruger, 2014). For me, showing my appreciation for others is […]

Joy Jar: Small paper slips of joy make a big difference

  What are you thankful for? About three years ago I began a practice called the Joy Jar. It came from a photo that some friends of mine had shared on Facebook. Now, sitting on my bedroom windowsill is an old glass milk jug. This is my Joy Jar. Instead of holding milk, this jug […]

Austin Jenckes Visit to WWU! Part I

Austin Jenckes Visit to WWU! Part I

The Department of Communication Studies, The College of Social Science and Humanities, and The Foundation had the opportunity to host a welcome back event for Austin Jenckes, The Voice contestant, Alumni of Western Washington University in January, 2014. Dr. Perry coordinated the event with help from ¬†student leaders, work study students, event planning students, Dr. […]

Humor and Laughter

Humor and Laughter

What is the best kind of medicine? Laughter! At least that is what researchers say in Laughter is the best medicine. I have always been a firm believer that laughter not only helps brighten your mood but also the people around you. Laughter is important in my life because I value relationships and the priceless […]

Happiness & the Importance of Gratitude

Happiness & the Importance of Gratitude

What are you most thankful for? Who is responsible for making the major impact on your life? Does this person know? Take a moment to reflect on the last time you thanked this person. If you have not done so already, it is never to late. Expressing gratitude can add happiness to someone’s life. According […]

Make A Difference Day 2013

Make A Difference Day 2013

On October 26th, Dr. Tara Perry’s Interpersonal Communication students and members of Western Washington University’s Comm Club joined Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center for the 23rd annual Make A Difference Day. For over 20 years, Make A Difference¬†Day has been the largest national day recognizing community service. It was founded by USA Weekend Magazine and […]