Get High on Giving | The Feel Good Benefits of Kindness
Did you know that when you engage in the act of giving, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are having sex, eating chocolate, gambling or taking recreational drugs?!
It’s true. Thanks to fMRI technology, researchers are able to measure this sort of brain activity, and in a study on charitable giving it was found that when people donated to a worthy cause, the midbrain region of the brain lights up like a Christmas Tree! (source)
Our brains are literally wired in a way that makes us want to be good humans. We benefit from brain pleasure rewards, by a multitude of ways: Through the mind-body connection, we see that what is good for our brains is also good for our bodies.
Not only does doing good deeds such as giving promote activation in the brain, but it also strengthens synapses, brain matter function, neurotransmitter signaling and regeneration! What this means is that literally every function of the brain is upgraded, and this benefit extends to every single function of the body improving since the brain is the master computer of the body.
The health field of Psychoneuroendoimmunology (ouf, we know...that's a big word) demonstrates the intricate relationship between our psychological processes and the nervous, hormonal and immune systems of the human body. Through this lens, we see how good feelings lead to better brain, more balanced hormones and a stronger immune system.
Does giving a gift mean you could avoid cold and flu season?
Potentially yes! With a strong emotional and physical mind and body, chances of getting sick drop drastically! In addition, rates of anxiety and depression also drop, meaning that people can help combat both disease and depression through improving their mind-body health!
Giving is the gift that keeps on giving!
Giving makes us happier humans
Although it might seem counter intuitive, research has shown that giving actually makes us happier than receiving. So in a way, we are actually being both selfish and selfless by giving to others! The mutually beneficial nature of giving and receiving is what makes this practice so powerful.
Simply put, enriching the lives of others makes us all wealthier in health & happiness.
True wealth is not acquired through material possessions, but by engaging in a fulfilling life. There is truly very little that is more fulfilling than making a difference in the lives of others.
Generosity is fundamental for human success
Humans are inherently social by nature. We could not survive, let alone thrive unless we take care of one another.
On a global scale, world peace will only have a chance of existing if we are to take care of one another, lessen the disparate between the rich and the poor and remember Oneness. We are all connected.
The Giving Economy as a solution for Global oneness | Enter Karma Tribe!
Karma Tribe is a global network of people willing to help each other for free.
Through their online platform, you can offer and request free goods or services. Everything is offered from the heart, with no expectation of anything in return. The Karma Tribe mission is “to build a more collaborative world, so that we can all depend less on money".
They believe that everyone has valuable unique talents, and they seek to empower people by making it easy for them to share what they love and find what they need”.
How amazing is that!??!
Check out an interview between Karma Tribe and Real Life But Better where Samantha Lotus contributes her experience and knowledge with Lifestyle Alchemy and Self-Healing. It is her mission to empower every individual to give themselves the gift of self-love and self-care so that they can live their 'Real Life But Better'. She is a also a fan, supporter and contributor of Karma Tribe.
Alright ladies and gents, make sure you check out Karma Tribe, where it's like Christmas (or your favorite holiday), every single day!! You can GET HIGH ON GIVING by signing up for a free account, giving & receiving favors and contributing in their crowdfunding campaign to support this AMAZING initiative!
SO MUCH LOVE,
Your Holistic Health Hub
Real Life But Better
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