Sunday, January 13, 2013

Healthy High Anyone?

Would you like to feel a heightened sense of EXHILARATION or euphoria?

Perhaps, you want to be more OPTIMISTIC or have a more positive outlook on life?

Want to have more ENERGY?  Feel less lonely, depressed, helpless?

Have less pain, SLEEP better, get sick less?

The list literally goes on and on and on!

These are among the many BENEFITS of kindness!

It helps to do several acts of kindness in a day and do them deliberately in order to feel the mental benefits of your kindness.  I've mentioned Sonya Lyobumirsky's book before, and she discusses this topic quite a bit in How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want.

Here is a great article by another author, David Hamilton, clearly describing 5 benefits of kindness, along with the scientific studies and explanations for the benefits!

The Australia Kindness Movement provides another great resource for the topic!

There is the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (they have some awesome "kindness research") and!

COMING SOON: What to do! 10 Simple Random Acts of Kindness to Share!  Plus, sugar/butter/flour free Girl Scout Samoas!  A great breakfast drink!  And a yummy way to eat quinoa!

COMMENTS: Did you LOVE the pretend spring we had this weekend?!  Did you get outside?  What did you do?

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