Health, Philosophy — January 18, 2013 at 18:33

Helper’s High


More experts say, giving can have a positive effect on your own life as well. “Evidence suggests that random acts of kindness create what’s been called the ‘helper’s high’—a profound sense of well-being and optimism,” says Larry Dossey, M.D., former co-chair of the National Institutes of Health Panel on Mind/Body Intervention and author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things. And the high goes beyond just the emotional realm. A growing body of evidence is proving that helper’s high can boost your body, too.

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