“Laughter is a sunbeam to the soul.” – Thomas Mann Laughing together combats loneliness. It helps build friendships and strengthen relationships. Spending a few minutes laughing together creates bonds and connects us. That connectedness helps us feel safe and secure and allows us to feel more relaxed and supported. It’s much harder to feel resentful,Continue reading “Laughter is a sunbeam to the soul”
Tag Archives: Holistic Care
Laughter is the best medicine
Stress makes our immune system work overtime. This contributes to so many physical difficulties: high blood pressure, aches, pains, inflammation. Laughter helps calm and strengthen our immune response. It reduces pain, lowers our blood pressure, and makes us feel better in so many ways. In just a few weeks, I’m launching a new offering thatContinue reading “Laughter is the best medicine”
Laugh more. Live better.
We spend too much time in “fight or flight” mode. Laughter counteracts the cortisol and epinephrine produced by our sympathetic nervous system. Laughing produces endorphins, dopamine and serotonin instead. We don’t have to be or feel funny or get the joke either. If you self-simulate laughter, your body doesn’t know the difference. Combine that laughterContinue reading “Laugh more. Live better.”
Let’s talk about getting older
It’s my birthday month. Last year was a big – ZERO year, but also pandemic, so I didn’t do much to commemorate it. This year, each day until my birthday I want to talk about getting older and aging. We so undervalue our elders in this society, which leads to so many dreadful living andContinue reading “Let’s talk about getting older”
Life is lined
Do you have a favorite wrinkle? So far I have lines mostly around my eyes and mouth. I’m happy they have developed first from all the times I’ve laughed and smiled. I think they illustrate that I have spent more time happy, than wrinkling my brow/forehead in worry or exasperation. I know I’m lucky andContinue reading “Life is lined”
Laughter and Love
Laughter heals. Act like a kid today and laugh at yourself. When was the last time you got in touch with your inner child and let them out to play? Your body can’t produce stress hormones if you’re laughing.
Time to Talk
In the UK an organization called Time to Change began recognition of this day as Time to Talk Day. Here in the US, it is observed on Saturday, February 6. It is observed to help bring awareness of the stigma mental illness has among the public and to help remove that stigma by encouraging usContinue reading “Time to Talk”