32 minutes | Dec 7th 2020

Ep. 276 A Month of Giving During the COVID Holiday Season

Learn why this is the perfect month to practice generosity in its many forms. In this solo episode I challenge you to join me in a month of giving as we explore the benefits of generosity to ourselves and others. Now more than ever we need to be willing to give to one another as we celebrate the coming holidays. Download the handout for this episode below: A-Month-of-GivingDownload Listen here: This episode includes: Health benefits of generosityHow giving to others creates greater happinessWhy we need generosity as this year of the pandemic comes to a closeHow our brains are wired for generosityWhy generosity is contagiousHow generosity stimulates the caregiving part of the brainThe 4-week “giving” challenge for the month of December When Giving is All We Have by Alberto Rios                                                 One river gives                                               Its journey to the next. We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us. We have been better for it, We have been wounded by it— Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet, Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails. Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too, But we read this book, anyway, over and again: Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand, Mine to yours, yours to mine. You gave me blue and I gave you yellow. Together we are simple green. You gave me What you did not have, and I gave you What I had to give—together, we made Something greater from the difference. Links mentioned in this episode: Sign up for the 2021 online reading group A Year of Reading Dangerously at this linkSupport you local bookstore by buying my books on Bookshop and Indiebound: 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying and The Journey from Ego to SoulGreater Good Science Center White Paper on GenerosityDavid Roland interview – Episode 272Leave Your Light On – Episode 266 Subscribe to this podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Stitcher RadioCheck out the Series I’ve recorded in the past hereJoin the team at Patreon.com/eolu and get access to the EOLU mug: “Mind if we talk about death?” (only Patrons can purchase it). PLUS get our new bonuses: the monthly EOL News Update, movie reviews from 2 Doctors and a Movie, and automatic access to A Year of Reading Dangerously! If you enjoy this content please share it with others and consider leaving a review on iTunes! Thanks again to all supporters on my page at Patreon.com/eolu, especially my newest supporter John Kuntz! Your contributions make all the difference!
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