4 Physical Health Benefits to Expressing Kindness

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Have you ever noticed when someone does something kind for you, that you immediately feel a sense of gratitude?

For example:  It’s raining and your arms are filled with groceries and someone gets the door for you to enter your apartment.

Or when YOU perform a random act of kindness and you notice that you INSTANTLY FEEL HAPPIER once you do…

Now why is that?… So glad you asked:

 1st of all, I believe it’s in our human nature to be kind, compassionate and to help each other. If you see someone struggling and you can help, many times we automatically do just that. It goes back to the Golden Rule: Treat others the way You would want to be treated.

2nd-ly, Acts of kindness are a great way to boost our own morale because giving to someone else takes the focus off of us and our problems and gives us the opportunity to be a light for someone else.

This = an incredible win/ win experience for every involved.

Science Side of Things:

Now I’m going to geek out for a second because I personally love understanding the science of why we experience what we do:

In the Documentary, You Can Heal Your Life: Dr. Christane Northrup states:

“When you choose a positive point of view and act selflessly to help another or even witness an act of kindness, your body automatically experiences:

a decrease in stress hormones
a decrease in blood pressure
a normalization of blood sugar
a balance of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems (fight or flight)
an increase in your oxytocin levels aka the feel good hormone"

 Furthermore, Psychologist & Author, Harville Hendrix states in The Moses Code that:

The limbic system part of our brains has no concept of time (past, present, and future) or objects (self and others).

When we give to someone, this part of our brain thinks we are receiving.
So anytime we give to someone else, regardless if it is an object or a service, we are also receiving.

This also applies to when we criticize or compliment other people”
so be mindful of your thoughts and choose positive ones.

So wrapping up:

  • We are wired for compassion & cooperation NOT competition.
  • Next time you're in a funk or feeling sad, go out and help someone and expect nothing in return. 
  • Simply Allow yourself to do it for the sake of being kind. 
  • You are contributing to the cycle of kindness in your community. 
  • Kindness breeds more kindness. Service inspires more service. 
  • Be humble and treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Mark Your Calendars:  February 17th (which is next Friday) is
National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Gift from Megan! Now I would like to personally give back to you:

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(It’s a 10 minute guided visual meditation for relaxation and you can have it sent to your e-mail by going to my webpage which is www.redheadcatalyst.com
At the very top of the page, you’ll see where to enter your name and & e-mail and that will be sent straight over to you. I hope you enjoy.  )


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