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10 Reasons to Add Joy to Your Life

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Trilby D. Johnson

Source GraphicStock Where does your compass lead you? Does it point to struggle, doubt and ill health with sporadic spurts of happiness and clinging...

How Laughter Improves Our Health And Boosts Happiness

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion

Laughter is in many ways our universal language. Humans love to laugh, and it's good that we do: Laughing can reduce stress, boost our mood, improve ...

The Power of Laughter in the Workplace

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

When was the last time you laughed out loud at work? I'm not talking about using "LOL" on social media posts. I mean a deep laugh in the office or at a meeting? I'll bet you can't remember.

10 Ways to Increase Your Happy Hormones

Lisa Dubino | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Dubino

I've noticed a pattern that when I don't have anything planned for the weekend, by Monday I'm drained. You would think my time of solitude would have the opposite effect where I'd be more refreshed from the peace and quiet.

5 Keys to Unleash Your Self-Confidence

Pragito Dove | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Throw yourself into your passion and miracles happen. It can be your work or it can be something you only do at weekends, as a hobby. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you are enjoying yourself, coming alive, getting to know what makes you tick.

How to Immediately De-Stress When You Are Overwhelmed

Lisa K. | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa K.

While life will always have its stressors, these are the few ways that I handle life's stress from overwhelm. They work for me every time.

These Are All The Ways Laughter Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty

Is laughter really the best medicine? Here's what you didn't know about the science behind the saying.

Boston Comic Dana J. Bein on His First Comedy Albums and Why They Still Count

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 09.25.2015 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

Like any other comedian, Boston-based stand-up comic Dana J. Bein is ruled by "the hustle." Comedy's DYI culture makes it easier than ever to create and share content. There is no reason to wait -- for agents or network deals.

Filling the Well of Kindness

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

We have somehow lost our ability to move through the world with an aura of visible compassion, with obvious gestures and words of kindness for others. Why is kindness so difficult for us?

Working With Colors to Create Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

When you live your life in color, you live it with a smile. That's why children love balloons. They are colorful, and they make them want to embra...

Laughter Is Food for the Soul

Eric J. Hall | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Patch Adams is a doctor as well as a professional clown, who puts on funny hats and a big nose when visiting children with terminal cancer to make the...

Circus and the Healing Balm of Laughter

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As I tour the country, I often have the opportunity to visit children in the hospital as part of the community outreach efforts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. These hospital visits always serve to remind me to be thankful for my physical health.

You're Old If You Type 'LOL,' Facebook Says

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology

Do you laugh in hahas, hehes, emojis or ROTFLFMAOs? Facebook thinks it has the answer, based on your age, gender and the place you live. In a st...

WATCH: Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News

When a health scare strikes, we visit our favorite physicians and medical experts for help. Although modern medicine is an integral part of the healing process, did you know that one of life's best natural remedies can be found at The Club...a COMEDY club that is!

It Turns Out A Laugh Doesn't Mean Something's Funny

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

No joke: Most laughter isn't generated by what we think is funny. So says a new installment of the PBS Digital Studios series "It's Okay To ...

San Diego Loves Laughs: An Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Ombretta Di Dio

What attracts young souls to embark on a path of open mics? What pushed the more experienced comics to always come back? I spoke to some of San Diego's entertainers, to get answers that could help you understand what it means to be a stand-up comedian and how, if you want, you could do be one too.

Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the front yard and devoured it in one sitting reports WFTV.

Hospital's 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors Proves That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Need a good laugh? Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has you covered with their "Laugh Cafe." A part of the Sibley Senior Association, which ...

What Not To Talk About At The Dinner Table

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

The older woman in this picture is my great aunt Alma Underwood Laird. She was sort of shy, a wonderful woman and was what was called at the time a "m...

The Power of Keeping It Personal

Eric Ludwig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Ludwig

Technology has made it so easy to reach so many people in such a short period of time which is an amazing business tool and a way to keep tabs on a great number of people, but we're turning away from the personal touch. Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail are convenient ways to keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and colleagues but they often fail to make or develop deep connections.

Why You Cover Your Mouth When Laughing: Cultural Editors and Divine Intervention

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you LOL, you can be ugly. Not in the divine sense, of course, but in the current cultural sense. When you let loose, you show yourself. When yo...

Five Reasons Christians Should Do Comedy

Cindy Brandt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Humor in the church is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, what pastor doesn't like to start their sermon off with an attention-grabbing joke to wake people up in the pews?

5 Things My Tween Taught Me That I Should Have Known All Along

Joey Hoffman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Joey Hoffman

Daisy has a Frankensteinan transplant scar across her belly. She sports bikinis with more confidence than Gisele. "I mean, if people like me or want to get to know me, they'd look past that," she tells me.

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, ...

The Speech That Wouldn't Die

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Al DeLuise

We have all been there, trapped in an auditorium or meeting where someone just droned on, oblivious of their surroundings, totally enthralled with the sound of their own voice. With graduation season upon us I recently had the misfortune to be in that exact situation.