Monthly Archives: December 2010

Science and intuition agree on what makes women happy.

The women at On Your Mark were talking the other day about an NPR article that mentions biological evidence related to women’s happiness. A study by a researcher at Claremont Graduate University says that a hormone called oxytocin , which boosts feelings of trust and empathy, rises when women feel socially connected and bonded with others. Basically, women are happier when they feel a connection with others.

We found similar findings in a study with our own FHI panel called “Her Well-Being and Happiness.” Family traditions and connecting with others were important sources of our panel members’ daily joys and passions. See the report here.

Most women are aware that their relationships make them happy but now we can see that this experience is felt in their hearts and minds… and bodies.