In the wise words of John C. Maxwell, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” Throughout our lives, we will all experience change in our careers, friendships, romantic relationships, and especially in our relationships with ourselves. It’s how we deal with this change, however, that defines who we are.
In this podcast, Greg Voisen discusses highlights from Stephen G. Post’s book The Hidden Gifts of Helping and asks Post to discuss a major move in his life—from Ohio to New York—and the emotional and mental challenges he faced during this transition. Over time, Post discovered that it doesn’t matter where you live; you will never be out of place as long as you are able to care for others. Being able to give is the one thing we can control in our lives. It’s the one thing that will give us comfort and purpose.
Post’s passion for helping others is evident in his nonprofit organization, The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which studies the positive impact that compassionate care for others has on both our physical and mental health. His research shows that lending a helping hand causes us to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. And with the holiday season upon us, what better time to start giving?