What is the Best Kind of Happiness for Health?

A beautiful child in the village of Pampallacta, Peru where our team was serving chiropractic.

A beautiful child in the village of Pampallacta, Peru where our team was serving chiropractic.

Happiness seems to be a buzz word lately, and for good reason, one of the foundational drives of our lives is to be happy.  

According to recent research happiness can be divided into two broad categories:

1.  Happiness from getting something.

2.  Happiness from giving something.

What is fascinating to me as an advocate for living love, is that while both types of happiness are valuable to our health and quality of life, it seems that happiness from giving something actually produces uniquely better results when it comes to increased immune system function.  The evidence continues to point at the fact that we are literally designed to thrive through giving love to one another.

What do you think?  

Check out the full article here from The Greater Good Science Center:  A Healthier Kind of Happiness, by Jill Suttie