Why Kindness is Good for You
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression. We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In the book, “Why Kindness is Good for You”, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that kindness has evolved in us and thus its effects are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we’re kind, our bodies are healthiest.
This groundbreaking book is filled with fascinating new discoveries, including:
- how kindness developed in our genes
- that love and kindness can make a damaged heart regenerate faster
- how kindness and compassion alter the neural structures of our brains
- that gratitude can make you at least 25% happier.
This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many levels on which taking the time to make a difference could transform your health – and your whole world. Highly recommend it!
What are the side effects of kindness?
According to the author of “Why Kindness is Good For You” Dr. David Hamilton we can identify five key side effects of kindness:
1) Kindness Makes Us Happier
When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. On a spiritual level, many people feel that this is because it is the right thing to do and so we’re tapping into something deep and profound inside of us that says, ‘This is who I am.’ Read more …>>
2) Kindness Is Good For The Heart
Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone, oxytocin, in the brain and throughout the body. Of recent interest is its significant role in the cardiovascular system. Read more …>>
3) Kindness Slows Ageing (and Inflammation)
… remarkable research now shows that oxytocin (that we produce through emotional warmth) reduces levels of free radicals and inflammation in the cardiovascular system and so slows ageing at source. Incidentally these two culprits also play a major role in heart disease so this is also another reason why kindness is good for the heart. Read more here …>>
4) Kindness Improves Relationships
… This is because kindness reduces the emotional distance between two people and so we feel more ‘bonded’. It’s something that is so strong in us that it’s actually a genetic thing. We are wired for kindness. Read more here …>>
5) Kindness is Contagious
… Just as a pebble creates waves when it is dropped in a pond, so acts of kindness ripple outwards touching others’ lives and inspiring kindness everywhere the wave goes. Read more here …>>
How Kindness helps increase your Visibility and attracts Prosperity in your life?
You can watch/listen again this month’s LIFE Holistic Call dedicated to the World Kindness Day (13 November)
IN WHAT WAY TODAY CAN YOU COMMIT
A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS?
Here are some ideas…
+ Buy a coffee for the person behind you at Starbucks
+ Leave $5 in the restrooms when you see the cleaner is in there (I do this quite often)
+ Open the door for someone
+ Buy socks for a homeless person (this is what my husband did this winter).
+ Donate stuff you no longer use to charity
+ Buy someone a beautiful bunch of flowers
+ Say thank you and leave amazing feedback or reviews
+ Tell 5 people that you are grateful for them today.
There are so many opportunities to be kind. It seriously soothes your soul and the souls of others – the planet needs more kindness.