It’s Happiness Happens Day: Start a Laughing Yoga practice to celebrate

Last year, I was certified to begin leading Laughter Yoga. I offered some free community classes and now I’m bringing them back for a limited time. Starting next week, I’ll be offering FREE Zoom sessions for the remainder of August. I’ll offer one lunchtime session on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Eastern and one morning sessionContinue reading “It’s Happiness Happens Day: Start a Laughing Yoga practice to celebrate”

But, you’re a death doula. What’s all this happiness stuff doing here?

My husband asked me a question yesterday that I’m sure many of you are asking. “Why are you posting about all the happiness stuff when you exist to serve those who are dying or grieving?” Good question, Babe.

My answer: Being happy in our life will make us happier when we approach end of life. Even more important, thinking about our death can actually help us be happier. Now.

Why YOUR happiness matters

I’m generally optimistic, but my optimism is tempered with a healthy dose of realism. And it’s obvious that life outside my front door? Well, it’s a mess. How on earth could I possibly be telling you that your happiness should be a priority and that it matters not just to me, but the world when we’re inundated with bad news, scandals, meanness and injustice everywhere you turn.? Because it’s a scientific fact that your happiness not only makes you healthier; it makes the whole world better. Happiness is contagious. That’s not just some toxically-positive social meme pablum; it’s scientifically proven. So your happiness can change the world.

What is happiness anyway?

Defining “happiness” isn’t as simple as looking up the word in the dictionary. Even the dictionary uses the words: “pleasure,” “contentment,” “joy.” What are those? Asking “What is happiness?” is like asking, “What is truth, love, freedom or justice?” It’s an ideal. Intangible. Something we understand when we experience it, and also know when we are missing it. Everyone has their own understanding and definition of it.

Halloween Laughing Yoga Saturday

Come celebrate Halloween with me Saturday for Laughing Yoga. Wear a costume if you want. I’m going to try out some Halloween themed exercises and help you end your week and start your Halloween weekend with some laughter. Starts 10:30 EDT Saturday on Zoom, so you don’t have to worry about the weather. Link below.Continue reading “Halloween Laughing Yoga Saturday”