Saturday, 2 January 2016

Gift #450

Happiness definitely has different meanings for each one of us.

Now although the sources are different the happiness achieved from it basically falls into 2 main categories...
The first type, known as EUDAIMONIC happiness, is associated with a sense of purpose or a meaning in life.
The second, known as HEDONIC happiness, is happiness as the result of “consummatory self-gratification” or happiness not associated with a purpose but rather a response to an event, stimulus or behavior.

Research shows us is that doing good and feeling good have very different effects on our health, even though they generate similar levels of positive emotion.

In essence, true happiness - the kind rooted in virtue - can help prevent disease. It keeps inflammation - which is linked to numerous ills in the body, including heart disease - at bay while still fighting off infection and disease.

That’s perhaps one reason Mother Theresa lived to 87, despite being around the sick and dying for so many years.

Twinkle Thakkar ✨
Happiness and Health Coach

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