For many years, to argue that laughter could help people become healthier was to make a claim without evidence. It all started to change in 1976.
I hear many of my colleagues associate laughter with happiness. While I understand where they are coming from, I have a different perspective. But first let's review the definition of 4 different states of being (*) to see where happiness fits in there: 1. Pleasure: Is a "physiological" sensation rooted in the body. Examples of [...]
You know the basics: don’t smoke, drink in moderation, and go easy on the cheeseburgers. But there’s a lot more to longevity than that. Here are Six Surprising Ways Laughter Can Help You Live Longer.
You can begin to create your own biography of joy by thinking back to when you were a small child. How did joy feel in your body? Are you someone who tended to giggle or sing when you felt joyful?
Happiness is a trendy word and that's wonderful, but what does it really mean? Being able to answer this question with accuracy is important, because to understand the causes and effects of happiness, you first need to be able to define it. Happiness, then, is commonly defined as the state of being happy, and often [...]
The oath of laughter was one of the most shared posts in 2017 in LOU Facebook Group. It was submitted by Traci Nickerson. I (your name), VOW to laugh at the small things in life. I (your name), VOW to take the time to look for giggles. I (your name), VOW to connect daily with my inner [...]
This survey is an attempt to qualify and quantify the claim that laughter helps people with a mental illness reduce their medication. It is a collaborative effort between the Laughter Online University and Laughter Yoga Australia. Please do not assume anything from it and consult with your physician for questions about your own health and how [...]