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Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Post  Guest on Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:27 pm

A new year always calls for appropriate self-examination and introspection. It allows us to discern what additional self-kindness we can embrace to improve our well-being in the coming year. It turns out that a helpful resolution would also be to extend kindness to others because it actually can benefit your health.
A 2011 study by Michael Norton and colleagues at Harvard Business School found that giving money to someone else lifted the giver's happiness more than spending it on themselves. The researchers found that because prosocial spending increased happiness, it also encouraged more spending, which is a beneficial consequence for all.
Kindness feels good, benefiting both giver and receiver.
The health rewards of altruism are not reserved, however, for those with money to give away. Those who survive tragic losses, including suffering from devastating illness, have benefited by extending kindness to others. In his book Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Stephen Post reports that giving to others has been shown to increase health benefits in people with chronic illness.
In remembrance of the 26 individuals who died in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, a former student, Ashley Petersen, organized an annual "26 days of Kindness." On each of the days, one of the victims is remembered. She encourages all participating to perform a charitable act in honor of that person. Paying deep homage to the 26 victims, she says, is a way to extend ongoing healing to the grieving survivors and, in addition, promote peace and kindness to a hurting world. Kindness feels good, benefiting both giver and receiver.


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Re: Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Post  eddie on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:01 pm

I can actually see that to be true.
There's nothing better than making someones day.
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Post  Bert Assirati on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:10 pm

eddie wrote:I can actually see that to be true.
There's nothing better than making someones day.


So hubby will be seeing you in a naughty, leather cat suit later then...?

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Post  Nems on Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:42 pm

eddie wrote:I can actually see that to be true.
There's nothing better than making someones day.


True, there is no better feeling than making things a bit better for someone.
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Re: Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Post  Bert Assirati on Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:12 pm

Nems wrote:


True, there is no better feeling than making things a bit better for someone.



Well there is...... a dirty big enjoyable orgasm for one thing.

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Post  tom sawyer on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:08 pm

Nems wrote:


True, there is no better feeling than making things a bit better for someone.


 tell that to allaka

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Post  Nems on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:12 pm

Patches O'houlihan wrote:



Well there is...... a dirty big enjoyable orgasm for one thing.

Can you remember that far back?!
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Re: Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Post  Bert Assirati on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:23 pm

Nems wrote:

Can you remember that far back?!


Last night.

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Post  Shady on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:23 pm

I like helping people & get a great sense of satisfaction when I make someone smile.
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Post  eddie on Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:49 pm

Patches O'houlihan wrote:


Last night.

You were posting on here last night Neutral
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Re: Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Post  Bert Assirati on Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:30 pm

Grinning  Yeah baby.

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