Embrace Joy Chapter 15
- Embrace Joy (VIDEO)
- What Is Joy?
- The Biology of Joy (VIDEO)
- Joy & Your Brain
- Born Joyful or Raised Joyful?
- The Joy of Motherhood (VIDEO)
- A Mother's Love
- Maternal bond
- Ecstasy & Intimacy
- Joy and Relationships (VIDEO)
- Love & Marriage
- Community & Compassion
- Job Satisfaction
- Mindful Awareness and Faith
- Who Has Joy?
- Follow Your Bliss
- Joy & Longevity (VIDEO)
- Long Happy Life
Who Has Joy?
Even in very challenging times, three out of ten Americans say they are “very happy,” one in ten say "not too happy," and the rest describe themselves as "pretty happy." Pretty good. The Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index tracks the state of life satisfaction through daily changes by surveying about 1,000 every single day to find out about their sense of happiness and well-being.
People over 50
Tall PeopleResearchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found that both men and women who are above average height are happier. For men, that's 5'10” or more, and for women, 5'4” or more. Male respondents who rated their lives the "worst possible" were nearly an inch shorter than the average man. The women at the lowest end of the happiness scale were half an inch smaller, on average, than the average woman.
MenMultiple studies in the past 5 years have shown American men reporting higher subjective well-being (happiness) than women, a reversal of the state of affairs in 1972 when women reported greater life satisfaction than men. Researchers theorize that women, in gaining more status in the workplace also retain more responsibility caring for children and even their parents, and the stress of all of that responsibility could be affecting their perceived quality of life. Time-use studies now show that men spend more time relaxing and less time working than they used to.
People in Hawaii and DenmarkSurprise, surprise. Residents in the island paradise reported higher happiness ratings than folks in any other state. The Gallup-Healthways study shows that 56.2% of Hawaii's population has “thriving” well-being, meaning the highest ratings in career, physical, social, community and financial well-being. In Denmark, a whopping 82% of the population has thriving well-being.
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Audrey Chun, MD - Geriatrician Medical Director
Martha Stewart Center for Living Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
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