Who doesn’t like to see Kansas ranking near the top of a positive poll? This week we learned that Kansas is ranked the No. 4 Most Emotionally Recharged state for 2015, according to the Lantern Emotional Balance Index.
To paraphrase a Las Vegas Sun reporter, whose state was ranked No. 6, if a recent survey is any indication, Kansans are starting the new year feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
To create this ranking, Lantern (www.golantern.com) — which modestly describes itself as “a ground-breaking online and mobile tool for evaluating your mind health” — surveyed 3,000 Americans between Dec. 26 and Jan. 9 to determine how frequently respondents are taking action to renew, refresh and recharge their emotional well-being. Points were awarded to residents who regularly learn something new, share a moment of closeness with a loved one, have a meaningful conversation with a friend, do a good deed for someone else, or engage in other activities that help them truly rest, recharge, and unwind.
Those who aren’t in that healthy state of mind have many resources at hand. The public libraries, Barton Community College, community recreation centers and civic organizations are just a few. We have organizations that need volunteers, and an organization dedicated to helping fill volunteer spots. Our museums and art exhibits, parks and zoos, are all waiting to assist in an emotional recharge.
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