Can being more compassionate and kind to others actually be good for your health? The answer is yes! While practicing altruism and helping those in need have always been a hallmark taught by all the world’s religions, it is now one affirmed by more research in brain science and behavioral health. We humans are fundamentally social beings with social brains that evolved for cooperation and connection. In times of strife, your brain rewards pro-social actions by releasing feel-good neurochemicals that boost your own health and happiness. So all the spiritual traditions got it right — being kind and compassionate helps not just others, but you. It’s a win-win all around! Read more here.