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Over 400 Dallas Jamati members and friends from the larger community volunteered to pack meals on Thanksgiving Day.

“One of the energizing forces that makes a quality civil society possible, of course, is the readiness of its citizens to contribute their talents and energies to the social good. What is required is a profound spirit of voluntary service, a principle cherished in Shia Ismaili culture.” -Mawlana Hazar Imam, Brown University in 2014.

Research highlights that better wellbeing is directly correlated to increased productivity in workplaces, when integrated correctly.

Wellbeing impacts not just our personal comfort, health, and happiness; but also our work and working environment in a variety of ways. In fact, when levels of wellbeing in organisations increase; turnover, absenteeism, and presenteeism - showing up to work but not being productive - rates decrease significantly. 

Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, while May represents Mental Health Month in the United States. The occasion provides an ideal opportunity to ask and understand what mental health actually is, and to explore some of the existing perceptions around it. 

Hope brings joy and celebration in children’s lives. Celebrating collaboration between Spark of Hope and Zamung Kor Foundation.

"There are those...who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their lot. Unless these unfortunates can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink back into renewed apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.”  -Mawlana Hazar Imam, at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Baug, Versova, India, January 17, 1983     
 

Another delicious cake by Natasha

“It's all about a balancing act between time, temperature and ingredients: That's the art of baking.” Peter Reinhart   

Watching cooking competitions has become quite popular in households around the world. After watching chefs create mouthwatering dishes that receive honest critique from experts, viewers are left at the edge of their seats waiting patiently for the next episode.

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