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Laughter Health

This Is The Only Infectious Thing We Actually Want To Catch

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that laughter is infectious. Fortunately, laughter may also make us healthier. That's because studies have shown the behavior is no...

Stressed? Laugh It Away

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me,...

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.

When Laughter Carries Health Risks (Really)

Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 12/12/2013 06:33 PM EST on LiveScience Laughing appears to bring health benefits, but not always ...

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Are you wondering what exactly I mean by pranks? Sure, I tell my fair share of jokes, but I also like to remind all of Team Alex that we deal with a heavy topic here, so to keep ourselves on the right track, we have fun too.

Laughing Your Way to Mindfulness

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

If mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present, what is more mindful than laughter? Something strikes you as funny and you laugh. For that moment, the laughter and the joy of being in the moment are all you are about.

7 Ways Laughter Can Improve Your Relationship

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

When we laugh we become more vulnerable and approachable. We fall into trust and drop our defenses, becoming more willing to be flexible, and accepting. This helps toward preventing or stopping conflicts.

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.

Why A Dose Of Laughter Is Your Best-Bet Prescription

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Energy comes from humor. However, each of us, even the crotchety, must locate our sense of what's funny, raucous or wry. Although jokes often elude me, I really respond to the spontaneous comedy of life itself.

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.

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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Catherine Pearson

World Laughter Day: The Healing Benefits Of Laughter Yoga

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to laughter yoga, faking it ‘til you make it is just fine. At least, that's what Vishwa Prakash said at the start of the session th...

National Humor Month: Laughing Your Way to Good Health

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

There are two things I like to do every day of my life -- look after my health, and laugh. Not a bad combo, right? But did you know that by doing the second, you're also doing the first?

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.

Laughter And Chocolate: Good For The Heart

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Maybe laughter really is the best medicine -- especially if it’s taken with a dose of chocolate. Two practically-too-good-to-be-true studies pres...

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...