“Into the Magic Shop” by Prof Jim Doty, Stanford U, CCARE Dir.

Professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University, Dr Jim Doty,  founded and directs the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). This philanthropist, who had a troubled upbringing,  has given millions  to support global health care and educational charities. He owes his inspiration to a woman called Ruth who mentored him through one summer as preteen.

 

What we now know through science is that caring and nurturing is not only necessary for survival but it’s necessary for thriving. When we are around others, when we support others, when we are kind to others, when the hard-wiring within us (which I would submit to you is our default mode) is engaged, the recognition of another’s suffering and the desire to alleviate that suffering switches us from engagement of our sympathetic nervous system to increased tone of the vagus nerve and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. When that is stimulated, this gives one a sense of calmness, a desire to connect, it lowers your blood pressure, it brings to baseline those hormones associated with stress, it boosts your immune system, and ultimately it’s associated with an increase in longevity because your physiology is working at its best.” Jim Doty.

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