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:

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This episode includes:

  • Health benefits of generosity
  • How giving to others creates greater happiness
  • Why we need generosity as this year of the pandemic comes to a close
  • How our brains are wired for generosity
  • Why generosity is contagious
  • How generosity stimulates the caregiving part of the brain
  • The 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.

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