We live in a stressful world, and how we react to anxiety-provoking situations determines what effect they will have on our bodies. One of the things we can do to make ourselves feel better is to help others. In 2017, researchers at Columbia University found that supporting others during difficult times helped participants to better handle their own emotions. We can do this in two ways: validating the feelings or others or helping them to look at their struggles differently.

From smiling at someone in the checkout line to volunteering at the homeless shelter, every act of kindness has a ripple effect on the world. For many people, this means a helping career while others choose to make it a way of life. If you want to start a business or lend a helping hand, one of the fields below may interest you.Continue Reading…