The Resource The giving way to happiness: : stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving, Jenny Santi, (electronic resource)

The giving way to happiness: : stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving, Jenny Santi, (electronic resource)

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The giving way to happiness: : stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving
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The giving way to happiness:
Title remainder
stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving
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Jenny Santi
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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 drugsHow 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 griefThe 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 audiobook, 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
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Midwest
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Santi, Jenny
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179/.9
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other
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Read by Karen Saltus
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  • Saltus, Karen
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  • Happiness
  • Generosity
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
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adult
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The giving way to happiness: : stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving, Jenny Santi, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11856622
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MWT11856622
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 45 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11856622
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11856622
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Label
The giving way to happiness: : stories and science behind the life-changing power of giving, Jenny Santi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11856622
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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MWT11856622
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11856622
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11856622
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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