Here’sd a quick and easy way to put more health & happiness in your life…
A 2008 study at Harvard Business School found that giving gifts such as money to someone else lifted participants’ happiness more that spending it on themselves and at the University of California, researchers noticed similar results when they asked people to perform five acts of kindness for others each week for six weeks.
The good feelings we get from giving are reflected in our biology, making us feel both happier and healthier. A study at the National Institute of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. Scientists also believe that altruistic behaviour releases endorphins in the brain, producing the positive feeling known as the “helper’s high.”
Why am I sharing this?
Well, in case you don’t know, we are donating 10% of all sales from our forthcoming Quiet Mind classes to our Foundation fund. In future, as the fund grows, money raised will be used to help those in need.
If you want to find out more about our Foundation click here. We’ll be posting news of projects we fund as we develop this important area of the Liferaft. In fact, this is what the liferaft is about… helping people.
With that in mind, if you want to help yourself, time is running out to get on our Early Bird List for the forthcoming classes. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to add your name to the list here: http://www.theliferaft.org/classes1/
Registration at the discounted rate opens in just a few days on 23rd October and will remain open for 7 days only – or until all the discounted places are sold.
We hope to see you in class in November.
Very best wishes,
Rob and Sally
Don’t forget to check out our blog – we’re posting most days now with taster activities and other info.