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”
Some people are just born happy. But if you’re not genetically predisposed to be happy, or you want to improve and increase your happiness, you can. Here are some tips.
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.
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.
It’s Happiness Happens Month, but does it though? JUST happen?
Being happy AND healthy takes work. We’re talking about that this week. Come back for updates.
Yep. It’s that time of year again: Share a Hug Day. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we celebrated Hug Day?
Seriously, it may seem a strange thing to commemorate hugging with a day of its own, but hugging has serious holistic benefits. Let’s count some of the ways.
Society incorrectly believes that grief is an emotion. Instead, grief itself is something you experience, which means you “feel” all kinds of emotions as you live it. Grieving impacts your body, mind and spirit as much as any other part of life you experience: vacations, job searches, marriages, divorces, school, and on and on. What are some ways the grief experience affects your physical body, and what can you do to mitigate some of those issues? Let’s talk about that.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Today’s National Cuddle Up Day. So who are cuddling? Who do you wish you cuddle with today?
Start feeling better in the new year with Laughing Yoga. First Session of the new year is tonight at 7:30 Eastern. Also, every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM Eastern.
How are you celebrating the Festival of Sleep Day? Let me know your tricks and tips for good sleep and celebrate with a nap today. You deserve it!