The Good About Doing Good

As admirers of science and evidence in the field of medicine, this infographic tugs at our heartstrings. Emma Seppälä, Ph.D, the Science Director at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, highlighted ten elements that prove that leading wholeheartedly doesn’t just feel good, there’s actual research behind it. Introducing compassion is scientifically proven to make us happier and even more attractive. It is contagious, lifts up those around us, boosts health and mood, feels like time well spent, and is good for our planet. Explained best by Seppälä, “There is truth to the saying ‘It is in giving that we receive.’ Not only does compassion ensure depth, fulfillment, and purpose in our lives, studies show that it has powerful health benefits and even leads to a longer life!”

We are always thinking about new ways to promote healing and well-being in our organizations. Maybe the solution is as simple as being Wholehearted. Encourage the practice of compassionate giving and provide a reminder that it not only benefits others, but also benefits those who give as well.

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