Self-Care: Finding Happiness in Giving

by MCF Chief Operating Officer Gail Doerr

One of the most encouraging findings to have emerged from the science of happiness is that people take delight in giving to others. In fact, several studies have found that spending money on others brings more happiness than spending on yourself. The research suggests that certain factors need to be in place in order to maximize the psychological benefits of giving.

This article walks you through the ways that acts of generosity—in yourself or others—can have the most positive effects on happiness. Read more.