At Penciv, we define mental health as the ability to be present.
The ability to be present shows up at how smoothly a person can shift between states of doing and being. When our mental health is strong, we can change states of mind with no problem being present and attentive.
What slows the pendulum down is when we have a backlog of unprocessed emotions and feelings from our actions into our values as beings. The more or deeper the interruption, the more friction there is, which strains our ability to be present and attentive.
What keeps the path free and clear is practicing mindfulness.
At Penciv, we define mindfulness as the practice of identifying and aligning one's senses, intuition, thoughts and feelings, with one's identity.
Practicing mindfulness is like adding oil to a machine; when done correctly, the end result feels grounding and refreshing. There are different techniques to practice mindfulness, but we at Penciv have chosen to elevate the practice of reflection. Through reflection, we find meaning in our stories and are left present and attentive with renewed expectations.
We have invested in reflection by elevating the journaling experience, specifically, by emphasizing vulnerability and community. Because feelings help us to find meaning, and friends help us find meaning faster.
At Penciv, we like to imagine life like one big house, and in this house we all get one room.
What makes each room unique is the assortment of passions littered across the floor that become "aha" moments that get mounted on the walls.
We created Penciv to be a place to capture both the trials that lead to defining moments and those wall-worthy moments of astonishment with the people you love.
And maybe together, we can make this house a more compassionate place.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Why We Built Penciv
Penciv is a platform that allows people to capture and process their noteworthy moments in a way that helps them discover their identity and disconnect from the noise of everyday life. In a world where social media can often lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, Penciv aims to create a sense of community and support for its members.
Our goal is to provide a space for people to reflect on their experiences and emotions, and to connect more intentionally with their friends or others who may be going through similar things. By providing tools for self-reflection and connection with others, Penciv hopes to help people better understand themselves and their place in the world.