Sunday, April 14, 2013

Laughter IS the best medicine!

Today is  "International Moment of Laughter Day".  Yes, be goofy, pull out a comic book or watch a comedy. Laugh it up with the whole world!  It's a scientifically proven fact that people who laugh more live longer.  Did you know, also, that it takes less muscles to smile than to frown?  It's true.  Find out what makes your heart happy and get into it today.

If you don't feel like laughing, fake it. I know that might seem odd, but if you fake a laugh to begin with, you may end up laughing for real despite yourself.  There's even a type of yoga called, "laughing yoga," where you spend about an hour just physically putting yourself through the motions of laughter until you're just bubbling with joy. I've heard that in a group setting this can be particularly powerful. And hysterical.  

Especially if you're depressed or anxious or out of sorts today, take a moment to pause and celebrate with a little laughter.  It may sound funny, but you'll be glad you did!

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