Category: Helping Others

Social Connections & Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - June 27, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Nice, Habits, Happiness, Health, Healthspan, Helping Others, Kindness, Well-Being, Wellness
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In a Harvard Business Review article, the former U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, was quoted as saying, “Loneliness and weak social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity. But we haven’t focused nearly as much effort […]

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Helping Others with Your Voice

Posted by davidjsinger - May 30, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Leadership
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I’ve written many times: helping others is one of the greatest happiness strategies. A recent way I have been helping others is by donating my voice to people who live with voicelessness. My involvement with this activity started when I read an article about VocaliD, a for-profit company. It seems like an odd combination—a charitable […]

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Live Your Personal Purpose For A Meaningful Life

Posted by davidjsinger - March 14, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Leadership, Positivity
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This is a guest post by Dr. John Izzo. Today we’re constantly bombarded with messaging about how we should live. We’re told to work harder, dress better, be fitter, have better relationships, and show more gratitude. So how are we supposed to decide what really matters in life? The answer to having a meaningful life […]

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“The Kindness Cure” Book

Posted by davidjsinger - January 31, 2018 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Book, Book Review, Empathy, Giving, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Leadership
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Because gratitude, happiness, and positive leadership are favorite subjects of my blog posts, I was given the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of The Kindness Cure, by Tara Cousineau, PhD, which will be published on February 2. “Be Nice” is the second of my Six Simple Rules and when I was writing Six Simple Rules […]

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Kick off the Year with Gratitude

Posted by davidjsinger - January 3, 2018 - appreciating, Be Happy, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Kindness, Positivity
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I was reading a book of the best sports writing of W. C.  Hines, famous for his work from the 1940s through the 1970s. In a profile of former heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson, he asked Patterson about the month he had spent in seclusion at home after losing a championship fight, and how he […]

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Helping Others & Your Health

Posted by davidjsinger - December 13, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Habits, Happiness, Health, Healthspan, Helping Others, Well-Being, Wellness
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I, and others on this blog, have written that helping others is a happiness secret. After many people helped others impacted by this year’s hurricane season, a New York Times article pointed out why this is the case. According to Dr. Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the […]

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More on Proactive Positivity

Posted by davidjsinger - November 8, 2017 - appreciating, Be Happy, Be Present, Celebrate Your Progress, Changes, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Mindfulness, Optimism, Positivity, Well-Being
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I’ve written many times about what I call Proactive Positivity, actions you can take to help yourself to be happier, such as: expressing gratitude, smiling, helping others, exercising, spending time with people you like, looking for silver linings, being present, seeing the glass as half full, celebrating your progress, laughing, having fun, pursuing your passions, […]

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Leaning in to Positivity

Posted by davidjsinger - March 29, 2017 - appreciating, Be Happy, Be Present, Celebrate Your Progress, Changes, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Mindfulness, Optimism, Positivity, Well-Being
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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, lost her husband to a tragic accident. Sandberg, who is quite famous for her book, Lean In, is writing a book with Adam Grant, the author of two of my favorite recent books, Give and Take and Originals. In a commencement speech at the University of California at […]

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Ways to Inspire Changes

Posted by davidjsinger - March 1, 2017 - Be Happy, Celebrate Your Progress, Changes, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Positivity, Well-Being
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Back in December, I wrote about an extremely enjoyable and edifying discussion I had with Michelle Gielan. Michelle is the author of Broadcasting Happiness and, along with Shawn Achor (author of The Happiness Advantage, one of the great books I read during the last few years), has created Inspire Happiness, a PBS special which aired […]

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Life is Good, a Happiness Book

Posted by davidjsinger - January 18, 2017 - appreciating, Be Happy, Be Present, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Helping Others, Mindfulness, Optimism, Positivity, Well-Being
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I’ve always liked the designs of the “Life is Good” t-shirts. I was recently given Life is Good, the Book, written by Bert and John Jacobs, founders of the Life is Good company. It’s a nice, happiness book, and an easy read. After explaining optimism as the philosophy behind their approach, and pointing to the […]

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