Give More, Stress Less – the Surprising Health Benefits of Philanthropy

National Stress Awareness Month

It’s National Stress Awareness Month, and did you know that giving can actually help you better manage your stress?  The health benefits associated with giving include lower blood pressure and stress levels and greater happiness and satisfaction. Studies have even shown that giving back is a way to improve not only your physical health but also your mental well-being.  

Ways to Give
From volunteering to setting up a donor-advised fund, there are many ways to donate your time, talent and treasure. But if you’re looking for a more structured, strategic way to impact the world, consider starting a private foundation. Joel Treisman, founder of from Wealth to Wisdom and a scholar-practitioner in the field of applied positive psychology, shared his insights on the connections between philanthropy and family flourishing.  

“In general, happier people tend to give more,” says Joel. “Spending on others makes you feel closer to other people and more connected to humanity.” 

Learn about the positive impacts that generosity, altruism, and caring for others has on well-being in families in our webinar: Can Money Make Your Family Happier? Yes, If You Give It Away.  

Want more tips on cultivating genuine enjoyment around giving for you and your family? Check out our resource: The Secret to Joyful Giving.  

Want to learn more about creating a foundation?
Check out our complete resource Frequently Asked Questions About Private Foundations. 

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