The Giving Way to Happiness by Jenny Santi audiobook

The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving

By Jenny Santi
Foreword by Deepak Chopra
Read by Karen Saltus

Gildan Media, Gildan Audio 9780399175497
9.76 Hours Unabridged
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Jenny Santi, an advisor to some of the world’s wealthiest philanthropists, reveals the surprising truth about how giving can help those who give just as much as those who receive. In The Giving Way to Happiness, Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how people find purpose and joy in giving. This book is filled with inspiring stories of generosity told by Goldie Hawn, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, and supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, among many others. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they have all found unexpected happiness and fulfillment through giving. Santi also shares a growing body of scientific evidence that links giving with happiness. For example: research shows that altruism involves far more than suppressing basic selfish urges; rather, we are wired to give, as it activates pleasure centers in the brain; several studies demonstrate that those who volunteer regularly and frequently live longer than nonvolunteers; and people who give to charity are 43 percent more likely to say they’re very happy than those who don’t give. Amid a culture of materialism and self-centeredness, Santi shows how giving can assuage ennui, give us purpose, and contribute to happiness in the deepest ways.

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Summary

Summary

Jenny Santi, an advisor to some of the world’s wealthiest philanthropists, reveals the surprising truth about how giving can help those who give just as much as those who receive.

In The Giving Way to Happiness, Jenny Santi overturns conventional thinking about what it takes to be happy by revealing how people find purpose and joy in giving. This book is filled with inspiring stories of generosity told by Goldie Hawn, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, and supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, among many others. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they have all found unexpected happiness and fulfillment through giving. Santi also shares a growing body of scientific evidence that links giving with happiness.

For example:

  • research shows that altruism involves far more than suppressing basic selfish urges; rather, we are wired to give, as it activates pleasure centers in the brain;
  • several studies demonstrate that those who volunteer regularly and frequently live longer than nonvolunteers; and
  • people who give to charity are 43 percent more likely to say they’re very happy than those who don’t give.

Amid a culture of materialism and self-centeredness, Santi shows how giving can assuage ennui, give us purpose, and contribute to happiness in the deepest ways.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Well done! A wonderful and timely contribution.” Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts
The Giving Way to Happiness is full of interesting insights from big-ticket philanthropists and prominent personalities, but it is also about something bigger: how we can all find happiness through helping others. If done right, giving may well be the greatest gift you can give yourself.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
“This thoughtful look at philanthropy honestly examines the self-interest often involved in it and suggests that a self-focused approach to giving may in fact be entirely appropriate.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jenny Santi

Author Bio: Jenny Santi

Jenny Santi was born and raised in Manila in the Philippines; has lived in London, the French Loire Valley, and Singapore; and now lives in New York. Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world’s most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists. For five years, beginning when she was only twenty-eight, Santi was the head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia) for the world’s largest wealth manager. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, went to the Wharton School as an exchange student, and attended New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 9.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English