Tag: laughter

Tips to help you L.A.U.G.H.

Did you know that there is a whole psychology developed around joy, that there is a thing called “the psychology of joy”? In it, we are given strategies that promote joy, reasons for lack of joy and the like. Bottom line, there is a large and credible stack of evidence that joy and laughter is vital for a healthy human’s being.

It really doesn’t take any effort to live in these days of “dust to ashes, mormid-mindedness”. Just pay attention to the news, world & local events or listen closely to people’s conversations. But here, today that is not our goal. I’d like to share with you tips that I have found to help me find joy and laughter in my days.

That great philosopher (and guitarist), Carlos Santana once said,

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”

So, if you’re wanting to add more joy & laughter to your life, try there proven tips:

L. – little kids

Find little kids and address them, talk to them, listen to them and you will LAUGH. I promise!

A. – adults

Adults who take themselves too seriously are incredibly funny humans to watch. And often, in them, we see ourselves, which is even funnier. Go ahead and laugh at them.

U. – U/YOU

You are hilarious, look closely, shake your head in disbelief at what you just did and then laugh at yourself.

G. – genuine

Be genuine in your laughter; not that stuffy, proper and condescending garden-party fake laughter. And while you’re being genuine, find those times of GUT WRENCHING laughter. You know the kind, when tears fill your eyes and roll down your cheeks, when your sides hurt and you are out of breath…

H. – no hurry

Don’t be in a hurry everywhere you go. Slow down. Our hurriedness hurls us right past those moments that will brighten up our days and at very least bring a smile to our face, if not an outloud laugh through our mouth.

We may not be able to fill our days with laughter, but we can do better to find those times and fully utilize them. Plus, we can choose to fill our days with joy, regardless of the grey clouds, firestorms, broken promises or hopeless situations. Joy does come to those who look for it and choose to pursue it instead of being negative all the time.

” The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”

Jim Rohn

Even brief and infrequent moments of joy have power in our lives. And as you know laughter IS the best medicine. When was the last time you had a deep belly laugh, with tears running down your cheeks? I had one just a few days ago, when my friend shared this video with me. Click it on, let it do it’s therapy on you, too.

at 1.41 I loose it… keep watching…

I hope that you have family and or friends who will help you to laugh and find joy. They are the best! Even if they pull pranks on you… what fun!!!

Try out these tips, and I bet your days will be brighter and your laughter louder.

Cheers to you,


Daily Prescription

take one as needed

I have an amazingly effective, and lasting prescription for you today.

It is fast, effective, dependable, and has been scientifically proven to :

  1. Strengthen your immune system
  2. Boost your mood
  3. Diminish pain
  4. Protect from the damaging effects of stress
  5. Lighten burdens
  6. Inspire hope

Other proven effects are: It keeps you grounded, focused and alert. It helps release anger and forgive sooner. It is a resource for surmounting problems. It enhances relationships and it supports physical and emotional health.

Would you like a dose of it right about now? Would you keep this handy, little prescription close at all times and take as needed?

But it even does more! It relaxes the whole body, all muscles for 45 minutes. This prescription also protects the heart and blood vessels, ensuring good blood flow. It even burns calories; not many, but the 40 calories it does burn will add up to 3-4 pounds over a year. And lastly, it prolongs your life.

Best of all it is free!

Have you guessed what it is, this prescription that we so desperately need right now?

All of the above facts come from my research at MAYOCLINIC and HelpGuide.com and is referring to…… drum roll…

Are you ready for this miracle prescription?


A good laugh has the power to heal and renew. Laughter triggers endorphins. Laughter stimulates your organs, soothes tension and brings personal satisfaction. LAUGHTER – the miracle drug. Laughter – the best medicine.

Laughter is NOT contingent upon circumstances. Laughter can be learned and produced. Studies have even proven that simulated laughter (canned laughter) is just as beneficial as live laughter.

To help you laugh, you can surround yourself with reminders to lighten up. Put funny pictures, cartoons or memes around your house. You can choose to remember funny events when stress is mounting.

You can seek laughter by spending time with playful, fun people. This is one of the reasons I married my husband, he makes me laugh and even more after 33 years together. We have more stories and things to laugh at now. Sharing laughter with others strengthens connections and benefits all involved.

Then, of course, there is always the internet with YouTube, Social Media, and epic fails everywhere. It only takes a minute to find them and when you do, you’ll get your laughter fix and 45 minutes of muscle relaxing laughter.

Here are a couple to prime your laughter pump. Or at least get out a smile.

wait for it…

Dr. Debbie is hereby prescribing 1-2 daily doses of laughter. Deep belly laughs and laughing tears are extra bonuses.

Laughter is truly the best medicine.

Enjoy your days more with laughter.

Cheers to you.