Monthly Archives: March 2015

USA CELEBRATES HUMOR MONTH IN APRIL

 

Americans, Canadians, Australians, South Africans, New Zealanders, and the British, from healthcare professionals to scholars to giggling grade schoolers, will be brushing up on the benefits of belly laughs this April in celebration of National Humor Month.

April 2015 is the 39th Anniversary of
National Humor Month!

National Humor Month was founded in 1976 by comedian and best-selling author Larry Wilde, Director of The Carmel Institute of Humor. It is designed to heighten public awareness on how the joy and therapeutic value of laughter can improve health, boost morale, increase communication skills and enrich the quality of one’s life.

“Since April is often bleak and grim and taxes are due on the 15th, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year,” says Wilde, author of 53 books on the subject of humor. “Besides,” adds Wilde, “it’s the only month that begins with All Fool’s Day — a day which has sanctioned frivolity and pranks ever since the 1500’s.”

The idea of laughing and the use of humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is growing. Scientific research now indicates that the curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries of our times.

In his book Anatomy of An Illness, author Norman Cousins cited laughter as an effective tool for promoting the healing process. In Cousins’ words, “Laughter is internal jogging.”

http//www. lolheals.com 310.218.271 4JOY TO THE WORLD Ever since we started the Laughter Club scores of people attending the laughter sessions have reported improvement in their health conditions especially those suffering from long term chronic diseases. But, is laughter really a healing force?

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National Laughter Month with Laughter Yoga

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 What is Laughter Yoga & How can it help you?!

In today’s world, people want to be healthy, they want to be happy, but instead they are getting stressed out , depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated. Does this sound like you? Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life? You are in the right place. Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India, Dr. Madan Kataria, it has spread across 72 countries. Proof laughter IS contagious….

 5 Benefits of Laughter Yoga

Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.

Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.

Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system.You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you

will heal faster.

Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many

friends.

Positive Attitude in Challenging Times : Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to

cope with difficult times.

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• Workplace Stress

• Improved Efficiency

• Team Building

• Leadership skills

• Innovation and Creativity

• Increasing Attention Span in HR Trainings

• Motivation and communication!

 Ideal Exercise for Busy People!

Lent 2015 .. Day 17…. The man who laughed

A 'Saint' in the making

lauging jesusDid Jesus laugh?

Well we know he wept (John 11:35), so if he was fully human, I know he would have laughed.

Laughter can be a wonderful medicine. I like nothing more thank having a good belly laugh, even a laugh that makes your sides and mouth ache. It can be so healing, a sense of inner peace in a strange sort of way. Yet many Christians seem so serious. Why is this I wonder?

I can understand the seriousness of the cross, and the focus of God’s love for us seen in the death of Jesus. However I would want to wind back time a little, to the many times he would have walked with his disciples from village to village recalled incidents, smiling and laughing . Even at the wedding at Cana, Jesus would be happy, laughed; even the times when healing occurred and he could see the…

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Connoisseur of Love

Laughter is the Best MedicineMany years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as “terminally ill”. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was 1 in 500.

He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, “If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity?”

He decided to make an experiment of himself. Laughter was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find – Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.

His pain was so great he could not sleep. Laughing for 10 solid minutes, he found, relieved the pain for several hours so he could sleep.

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