Today on the podcast I’ll be talking about altruism and volunteering, and the role they play in our overall happiness.
My guest today, Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a researcher and public speaker on how helping others benefits those who give, how empathic care contributes to patient outcomes and professional well-being, how youth who follow the Golden Rule live happier and more resilient lives, how caregivers find meaning and hope in caring for the deeply forgetful, and how positive psychology and spirituality enhance health. He is a bestselling author who has taught at several prominent universities including the University of Chicago Medical School. We’ll hear Stephen’s compassionate stories of helping others, and how altruistic acts rest at the at the heart of resiliency and happiness. I love knowing that if we really pay attention, the urge to help is ever present.
After all, if you see someone stumble or fall, doesn’t it tug at your heartstrings?
It certainly does mine, which is part of what drives me to offer a helping hand whenever I can. Not only do these acts of kindness benefit those I help, but the acts themselves enrich my soul. The moments when I’ve helped others live in a special place in my heart. I love to recall them in quiet periods of reflection over a hot cup of tea, letting that pure, blissful joy wash over me all over again.
Will you join me on the podcast and discover how you too can achieve joy through altruism?