You Feel Happiness Down to Your Genes

Groundbreaking findings from HopeLab's Dr. Steve Cole in collaboration with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson. They found a riskier genomic profile among people who experience happiness from consuming experiences that bring pleasure (think shopping) versus those who experience happiness that comes from pursuing a cause greater than yourself (think about the smiles of Gandhi and Mother Teresa).  Now there's biological evidence at the level of genes for the importance of living purposeful lives!

The Atlantic: Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

Fast Company: Why You Don't Want a Job That (Only) Makes You Happy

CNN: Your Happiness Type Matters

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  • What amazing research and an astounding validation of the mind-body relationship! Wow. Well done!

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