I was excited to read in Sci-News.com about a recent study by scientists from University of North Carolina and University of California, Los Angeles titled "A functional genomic perspective on human well-being," which suggests that doing good, more than just feeling good, has a positive cycle back
to our immune systems. This makes me think of so many different connections, though especially how we are connected to each other and wired to serve
in the community. I've shared a quote from the article below, though I hope you will take a look at the full article and let me know what kind of connections you think of as you read it. I also hope you will share the article with others and invite them to share their thoughts here as well, so we can generate a dialogue about well-being, serving the community, and the Science of the Positive.
"People who have high levels of what is known as eudaimonic well-being — the kind of happiness that comes from having a deep sense of purpose and meaning in life (Mother Teresa) — showed very favorable gene-expression profiles in their immune cells. They had low levels of inflammatory gene expression and strong expression of antiviral and antibody genes."