A longer life. A happier life. A healthier life. Above all, a life that matters—so that when you leave this world, you’ll have changed it for the better. If science said you could have all this just by altering one behavior, would you? If you think you might, then you need to come listen to Dr. Stephen Post talk about the physical benefits of caring, kindness and compassion on April 1st at 7 pm. It’s free and open to the public.
Dr. Stephen Post, author of “Why Good Things Happen to Good People,” will bring his inspiring message on the benefits of volunteering and sharing talents to the Kent State University KIVA on Tuesday, April1, 2008. Dr. Post’s presentation which begins at 7:00 p.m. will focus on the life-changing benefits of caring, kindness and compassion. Click Here To Read the Flyer..
Dr. Post is professor of bioethics and family medicine at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and served as a Senior Research Scholar in the Becket Institute at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University. He is also president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which focuses on the scientific study of phenomena such as altruism, compassion, and service.
Post’s visit is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and the Honors College of Kent State University.
The event is free and open to the public. Complementary copies of Dr. Post’s recent book “Why Good Things Happen to Good People”, will be given to the first 50 students attending. Join us as we hear why giving is like a one-a-day vitamin for the soul.
For more information on Dr. Post’s visit, please contact Ann Gosky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-672-8004.
Dr. Stephen Post has been making headlines by funding studies at the nation’s top universities to prove once and for all the life-enhancing benefits of caring, kindness, and compassion. The exciting new research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life-satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly affected. Mortality is delayed. Depression is reduced. Well-being and good fortune are increased. In their life-changing new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with profoundly moving real-life stories to show exactly how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life.
The astounding new research includes a fifty-year study showing that people who are giving during their high school years have better physical and mental health throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer than those who don’t. Helping others has been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic illness, including HIV, multiple sclerosis, and heart problems. And studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest.
Why Good Things Happen to Good People offers ten ways to give of yourself, in four areas of life, all proven by science to improve your health and even add to your life expectancy. (And not one requires you to write a check.) The one-of-a-kind “Love and Longevity Scale” scores you on all ten ways, from volunteering to listening, loyalty to forgiveness, celebration to standing up for what you believe in. Using the lessons and guidelines in each chapter, you can create a personalized plan for a more generous life, finding the style of giving that suits you best.
The astonishing connection between generosity and health is so convincing that it will inspire readers to change their lives in ways big and small. Get started today. A longer, healthier, happier life awaits you.
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Director for Educational Programs, Center for Biomedical Ethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Post also serves as a Senior Research Scholar in the Becket Institute at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University.
Dr. Post received his Ph.D. in religious ethics and moral philosophy from the University of Chicago Divinity School (1983), where he was an elected university fellow and a research fellow in the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at Princeton University (1987), Chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Section in Religion and Ethics in Healthcare, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He is an elected Senior Fellow of the Hastings Center.
In 1995, Post completed his work as Associate Editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Macmillan Press), with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His 4-volume illustrated reference work; Bioethics for Students (Macmillan Press) was published in 1999. He is the author of The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), described as “an outstanding, potentially classic book” in Health Affairs. He is ethics editor for the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. His most recent edited book is Genetic Testing for Alzheimer Disease: Ethical and Clinical Issues (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998). He is also the author of numerous articles and books on the concepts of care and love.
Dr. Post is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel of Alzheimer’s Disease International. He serves on the National Ethics Advisory Board for the U.S. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada National Ethics Task Force. In 1998 Dr. Post was awarded a distinguished service recognition by the Association’s national board. He is also a member of the ethics committee of the American Geriatrics Society.