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The Resource The giving way to happiness : stories and science behind the transformative power of giving, Jenny Santi ; foreword by Deepak Chopra

The giving way to happiness : stories and science behind the transformative power of giving, Jenny Santi ; foreword by Deepak Chopra

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The giving way to happiness : stories and science behind the transformative power of giving
Title
The giving way to happiness
Title remainder
stories and science behind the transformative power of giving
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Santi ; foreword by Deepak Chopra
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We often focus on how our gifts can help those in need. But the act of giving actually improves our own lives as well. In The Giving Way to Happiness, Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how giving to others--whether in the form of money, expertise, time, or love--has helped people from all walks of life find purpose and joy. Drawing on the wisdom of great thinkers past and present, as well as cutting-edge scientific research, Santi makes an eloquent and passionate case that oftentimes the answers to the problems that haunt us, and the key to the happiness that eludes us, lie in helping those around us. This book is filled with inspiring stories told firsthand by Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn, Noble Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp, philanthropist Richard Rockefeller, environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, activist Ric O'Barry, bestselling author Isabel Allende, ALS survivor Augie Nieto, and many others from all over the world. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they have all found unexpected happiness and fulfillment through giving. This book tells us not just how they changed the world but also how their acts changed their very own lives. In addition, Santi reveals: - How altruism involves far more than suppressing basic selfish urges. Rather, we are wired to give, as it activates the same pleasure centers of the brain stimulated by food, sex, and drugs - How helping others--whether by walking a friend through a struggle that you've also experienced or by supporting a cause to honor a loved one's memory--can be a healthy way to deal with adversity and process grief - The unexpected reasons why those who "gave it all up" to make a difference, and who face the direst situations, are nevertheless some of the happiest, most fulfilled, and least angst-ridden people you'll ever meet. - Practical, universally applicable lessons on what kind of giving makes people happy and what doesn't. How do you discover giving that is unique to you and makes you feel good? In this inspiring book, Santi turns conventional wisdom upside down about what it takes to be happy and reveals the surprising reasons that have led so many people to live lives full of meaning, purpose and happiness"--
  • "Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how people find purpose and joy in giving"--
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"Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how people find purpose and joy in giving"--
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10455693
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Santi, Jenny
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Happiness
  • Generosity
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
  • Generosity
  • Happiness
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories and science behind the transformative power of giving
Label
The giving way to happiness : stories and science behind the transformative power of giving, Jenny Santi ; foreword by Deepak Chopra
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Drugs and Donations -- The Pursuit of Purpose -- From Career to Calling -- From Trauma to Triumph -- The Foundation of a Family -- From Success to Significance -- Your Turn
Control code
ocn914445899
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 325 pages;
Isbn
9780399175497
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914445899
Label
The giving way to happiness : stories and science behind the transformative power of giving, Jenny Santi ; foreword by Deepak Chopra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of Drugs and Donations -- The Pursuit of Purpose -- From Career to Calling -- From Trauma to Triumph -- The Foundation of a Family -- From Success to Significance -- Your Turn
Control code
ocn914445899
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 325 pages;
Isbn
9780399175497
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914445899

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