Tag: positive emotions

Science Has Found the Emotion You Need to Stay Healthy

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 6 Comments
Science Has Found the Emotion You Need to Stay Healthy

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have tracked emotions such as compassion, joy, love, and so on versus the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6). The researchers found that those who regularly have positive emotions have less IL-6—and they noticed the strongest correlation with one particular emotion: awe.

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Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

Written by on December 29, 2015 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 6 Comments
Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

Decades of studies have suggested that happy people live longer, which makes the cultivation of subjective well-being seem like a matter of life and death. But a new analysis of data from the UK Million Women Study concludes that happiness has no bearing on mortality.

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Can Awe Boost Health? Researchers Say Yes!

Posted by on February 15, 2015 in Health with 0 Comments
Can Awe Boost Health?  Researchers Say Yes!

Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling, or Schubert’s “Ave Maria” may give a boost to the body’s defense system, according to new research from UC Berkeley. Researchers have linked positive emotions—especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art, and spirituality—with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are proteins that signal the immune system to work harder.

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