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Tee-Hee, Lol!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I never thought I was superstitious. Fridays that fell on the 13th usually ended as a great day. I didn't have triskaidekaphobia- any ill feelings to...

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

Humor As A Spiritual Practice

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

The beauty of using humor and keeping a sense of lightness and playfulness in our life is that it helps us deal with life as it is -- the ups and downs, the unexpected changes, and the frustrations we may encounter.

A Laughter Meditation To Shake Off Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Meditation can essentially be seen as emotional weight-lifting for the mind. If we do meditation in the morning and focus on the feeling of laughter, then we can carry that feeling throughout the day.

The Many Health Benefits of a Good Belly Laugh

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It feels good to laugh once in a while. Everyone knows that. But laughter as a health-promoting exercise is not as widely practiced, despite the fact that scientists have long known about the potential healing effects of good humor.

One Trick That Can Get You Through Almost Anything

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

This year made me realize that I've accumulated a whole arsenal of wonderfully powerful tools and techniques that can help me through difficult times if I choose to use them. Things like prayer and faith, meditation and yoga, music, vitamins, love, persistence, honesty, communication, and trust.

Eldercare: The Healing Power of a Rubber Chicken

Ilaina Edison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

Physical therapist Joe Gallagher's patient, a former New York Giants football player now in his 80s, was lying on the floor, stretching to regain flexibility after two total knee replacements. Progress was slow and painful, so Joe went to a reliable resource in his PT toolbox: humor.

Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Intent | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

People have long said that laughter is the best medicine, and we know now of its many positive physiological effects. There is plenty of evidence on why we should laugh, so why don't we?

Buddha Doodle -- 'Laughter'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.22.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Comic Relief: The Healing Power Of Laughter

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

If health and wellness are your goals, skip irony, bypass sarcasm and make the conscious choice to add more joyous laughter into to your day.

It's Seriously A Good Idea To Laugh At Yourself, Science Confirms

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you really, truly capable of laughing at yourself? If so, it's a good sign that you have an optimistic personality and a good sense of humor, a...