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May I Be Frank

Laughter did not change this man’s life but made it worse. (It all changed when he learned to love himself.)

This is the story of a man who laughed lots, made others laugh, and still felt like dying. Frank used ...
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What to do for Laughter Clubs to grow and thrive

The Nantes Laughter Club is possibly the most successful of its kind in the Western world. The secret is in ...
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100 Tips For Thinking Positive

Here are 100 tips for thinking positive to help you channel your negative or angry thoughts into a happier and ...
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99 Ways to More Laughter

Here are 99 creative ways to bring more laughter into your life. See whether any of these ideas tickle your ...
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Can one make a living as a teacher of laughter?

This article talks about making money as a laughter professional, or rather how very few people actually succeed to have ...
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How to list your laughter clubs and events on google map

This blog explains how to list your laughter clubs and events on google maps ...
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Clapping hands can change your life: Science, Testimonial, Video

Clapping hands is really good for you! According to several well established healing modalities (acupressure, acupuncture, reflexology, and various adaptations ...
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The 6th public speaking secret of the world’s top minds: Laughter

Carmile Gallo in his highly acclaimed book ‘Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets from World’s Top Minds" (2014), ...
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350+ Scientific Research Papers on Laughter

The following list was compiled by Don L. F. Nilsen, English Department, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ (possibly using http://www.BioMedSearch.com) ...
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Ancient Greece: Laughter and Emotional Honesty

Gelos, God of Laughter and Warriors?

Was Gelos - Greek God of Laughter - also a god of warriors? The answer is not as clear cut ...
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Why Laughter Wellness is an Effective Recovery Activity for Emotional Labour

If your job involves emotional labour, you may find that you regularly need to suppress your real emotions and express ...
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The Three Stages Of Playfulness, And Why Timing Matters

Laughter Yoga advocates childlike playfulness and that is wonderful, but what many don't understand is that playfulness in the world ...
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The Duke SMILE Studies: Can Exercising Replace Antidepressants?

Blumenthal and colleagues conducted several randomized controlled trials in 2000 comparing the effects of aerobic exercise to antidepressant medication. These ...
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5 pillars of Laughter Wellness

Five Pillars Of Laughter Wellness

Laughter Wellness is an interactive practice based on Laughter Yoga focused on developing a positive attitude and designed to improve ...
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The difference between feelings and emotions, and why you should care

We tend to use the words feelings and emotions interchangeably. Of course they are closely related, but there is a ...
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How I Feel…

This is an exercise you can use both at the beginning and the end of your laughter sessions. Ask your ...
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Laughter Yoga: The Trouble With Research

Laughter Yoga is a very interesting phenomenon from a scientific perspective, because it’s so challenging to study in a rigorous ...
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Dog Owners Laughter Club

The Laughing Dogs Laughter Club

I'm not sure if this is a world's first but I have not heard of it before. There is now ...
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Poem: Lymphatics And Laughter

Inspired By Sue Carter Ansari Written By Marie Kratz-Jezierski and Sue Carter Ansari The Lymphatic Mystery Will Now Be Exposed ...
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laughter buddy

Who is your laughter buddy?

One of the many wonderful learnings of the 2015 All America Laughter conference (all available here) was shared by Terri ...
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Oh no!

And then she fell…

This blog is about an experience I recently had where, for the first time in my 11 years full time ...
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kazuo murakami

Japanese Study Says Laughter Therapy Efficient Low-Cost Medical Treatment

A Japanese research study showed that laughter therapy is an efficient low-cost medical treatment that cuts health costs. Geneticist Kazuo ...
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Epigenetics

On Epigenetics and why laughing now on a regular basis could change the lives of your unborn children

This may be far-fetched, but then again maybe not. I read today with great interest about the (still fairly new) ...
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laughing buddha

The Laughing Buddha

People are often confused with the statues depicting Buddha and their meanings in one way or the other, especially the ...
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Laughing with people with disabilities

Laughing with People with Disabilities

By Claire Trivedi As the daughter of a parent with a disability, I have always been interested in accessible techniques ...
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Worst Day Ever?

Worst Day Ever?

Perception of reality depends on your point of view. Read this poem from top to bottom - and then from ...
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The Dilemma

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another ...
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The no-complaints challenge

The no-complaints challenge

In 2006, the pastor of a Kansas City church told people in his congregation he wanted them to test their ...
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Deep Breathing

Why deep breathing matters, activates vagus nerve

Deep breathing is essential to our survival and to our good health. We can live 4-6 weeks without food, 4-6 ...
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The Fun Theory: Coliberation

The Fun Theory

This is an article written by master play-smith Bernie DeKoven on the fun theory and how all can achieve peak ...
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Why and how laughter can help Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Lewy Body Dementia

There is nothing funny about mental or cognitive impairment diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or variations of the above such ...
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Happy songs

Classic Happy Songs To Make You Dance, Sing & Feel Good

Singing is powerful, because singing forces you to breathe, and breathing is what sustains you life. Below is a list ...
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Cure for cancer

Cancer: Laughter is complementary medicine, not cure

The idea that laughter is a valid form of complementary medicine that can help cancer patient is not new. The ...
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Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder

Should doctors medicate people who laugh too much?

I was recently made aware of a new (anti-laughter) drug “Neurodex” that treats a newly created disorder called Involuntary Emotional ...
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Very good, very good, yay!

Very good, very good, yay!

Dr Kataria inspired in 2007 the world Laughter Yoga community to play with the expression “very good, very good, yay!” ...
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Laughter Yoga

What Is Laughter Yoga?

Laughter Yoga explained Laughter Yoga is a new form of exercise akin to internal jogging that promotes the use of ...
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Relationship tips: How Men Can Build Rapport With Women

The following article by Torkom Saraydarian offers invaluable relation tips on how men can build better rapport with women. Here ...
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About love

Love is a Being, a great Magnet, a great Energy Who out of His own substance created everything that exists ...
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How to be happy in life

How To Be Happy In Life: 12 Qualities Of Happiness

In What Happy People Know author Dan Baker explains how to be happy in life. First realize that happiness doesn’t ...
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25 suggestions on how to live a happy life

Cherish your children for what they are, not for what you’d like them to be. Choose your life’s mate carefully ...
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Mitakuye Oyasin

Mitakuye Oyasin: All Are Related

Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) is a traditional Lakota Sioux prayer which reflects the inherent belief of most Native American ...
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Energy of laughter

10 ideas to blend the energy of laughter into your daily life

The following ideas will only make sense to you if you understand that laughter can be simulated and the outcome ...
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Playfulness

40 ideas to experience childlike playfulness as adults

Laughter leads to playfulness, and playfulness equally leads you back to laughter. An easy way to laugh spontaneously more is ...
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The case against silliness

This article is a review of words frequently used in the world of laughter, the message they really convey and ...
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Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People with Parkinson’s

Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People with Parkinson’s – Part 2

This article was written by Connie Costa after the implementation phase of a laughter yoga class for people living with ...
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Top 10 most successful drugs in the USA

Top 10 most prescribed drugs in the USA, How laughter can help

Everybody knows that laughter feels good, but few realize that it can also be used as a powerful form of ...
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Top 10 most successful drugs in the USA

Top 10 most successful drugs in the USA, How laughter can help

Everybody knows that laughter feels good, but few realize that it can also be used as a powerful form of ...
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Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People with Parkinson’s

Laughter As A Complementary Therapy For People with Parkinson’s

This article was written by Connie Costa during the research and planning phase of a laughter yoga class for people ...
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General advice about laughing with kids in an auditorium

The following is the summary of a conversation from the LOU Facebook group on general advice about laughing with kids ...
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How to start and run a Mastermind group

The concept of the "mastermind alliance" was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in his timeless classic, "Think And Grow Rich." ...
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Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins: A Laughter/Pain Case Study

Norman Cousins was a longtime editor of the Saturday Review, global peacemaker, receiver of hundreds of awards including the UN ...
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Seven creative approaches to stress management

Seven creative approaches to stress management

Stress is a silent killer that's far too expensive to ignore. Keep calm. Here are simple ways to address it: ...
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The healing sounds of laughter

She died two months later. We never had a chance to meet. I am referring here to the late Dr ...
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Five categories of laughter

There is much more to laughter than what first meets the eye. Laughter falls into one of five categories: Spontaneous ...
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Animal laughter

Laughter in the animal kingdom

Studies by various groups suggest monkeys, dogs and even rats love a good laugh. "Neural circuits for laughter exist in ...
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Infectious laughter

Infectious laughter: 9 videos to see how long you can resist

One possible reason to explain why laughter can be so infectious is that even though we laugh from all over ...
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Vince Lombardi

Famous quotes by Vince Lombardi

Let's get off the laughter topic for a minute and talk about business. Professionals in any field of activity must ...
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Waraiko: A gift of laughter to the Gods

Waraiko: A gift of laughter to the Gods

It may seem comical to the outsider, but for residents of Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the waraiko is a serious affair ...
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The Rice Experiment

Dr. Masaru Emoto has done some interesting work studying the impact human consciousness has on the molecular structure of water ...
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90% of your long-term happiness is predicted not by your external world but by the way your brain processes the world.

Below are notes I took from a most outstanding talk from Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor. If ever you were sceptic ...
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World’s funniest joke unveiled

Two million people from 70 countries voted on 40,000 jokes in a 2002 study by Dr Richard Wiseman, of the ...
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A personal opinion on humor vs. simulated laughter

Laughter is powerful, comes in many flavors and that's all good. Ultimately, if you are laughing you are laughing. What ...
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(How) Did The Buddha Laugh?

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Sakya clan wanted to know the cause of suffering ...
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22 Inspiring 3 Words Quotes And 23 More Great Email Laughter Signatures!

Here are 22 inspiring 3-words quotes: All is well. Be here now Be the change Believe you can Do it ...
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4 Free Hug Coupons So That You Never Run Out!

Here are 4 different designs for a "hug coupon" that you can conveniently download in a pdf file (8 to ...
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The Art Of Story Telling: A Foolproof Template

It can be delightful to create a themed laughter session based on an imaginary story, even more so with our ...
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10 Hormones Of Happiness

I was recently asked to name the different hormones of happiness. Here are the ones I know of. Please leave ...
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Laughter Therapy: How Annette Goodheart Did It

Dr. Annette Goodheart (1935-2011), a psychologist from Santa Barbara, California, specialized in laughter therapy starting in the late 1960s and ...
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Fun Downloads (Includes 22 Laughter Quotes And More Great Aphorisms For Your Walls)

Laughter quotes for your walls (Sign up to the LOU Prozone to get the .pdf file) 7 days without laughter ...
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The Mystery of Ticklish Laughter

This is a little off the beaten laughter path, but believe it or not, some research is being conducted in ...
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Urban Myth: One Minute Of Laughter Gives You The Same Benefits As 10 Minutes On A Rowing Machine

The size of that particular research sample was one person. This claim appears to have been initiated in 1969 by ...
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Urban myth: Children laugh 300 to 400 times a day, and adults only 17.5

For the children: If it was true then children awake 12 hours per day would be laughing at least once ...
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Does it really take more muscles to frown than to smile?

Straight from the happiness lore Some sayings have been with us so long that their origins are now wholly forgotten ...
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5814 basic variations for every laughter exercise, 175,560 possibilities if you play a bit with it, zillions if you sit down and get creative

You are not limited to just one way of doing any particular laughter exercise. There is technically an infinity of ...
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55 academic research on happiness that explain why it makes business sense

This page is a review of 55 landmark studies on happiness, a state of being that Laughter Wellness helps to ...
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21 Different Ways To Describe Laughter: Do You Know Your Lingo?

In the english dictionary: (Kuhn, 1994, as adapted by Berk, 2001) Smirk: Slight, often fleeting upturning of the corners of ...
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15 Fascinating Facts About Our Smiles, And More…

Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and you have probably even experienced the benefits of smiling and ...
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152 Laughter Yoga Exercises To Get You Started

I was recently going through my archives and came across the following list of over 150 Laughter Yoga exercises that ...
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The 7th P in effective administration of medication

A friend of mine once attended a medical conference where a nurse spoke on the six Ps to effective administration ...
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How to prepare a Laughter Wellness Session

How To Prepare Laughter Wellness Sessions

Here is the easy way to prepare a Laughter Wellness session. (The Laughter Wellness method is a new wellness modality ...
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All forms of laughter are not desirable

The suicide of famed actor and comedian Robin Williams surprised many people. How is it possible that a man with ...
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Poem: Your Laughter (Pablo Neruda)

Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. Do ...
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Social Benefits Of Laughter, Improves Cooperation, Communication, Romance

Laughter is mainly about relationships. We live in a society that tends to isolate and divide people. Laughter improves communication ...
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Laughter: A Scientific Investigation

Book Review: “Laughter: A Scientific Investigation”

Robert Provine, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, elucidates these questions in his aptly titled book Laughter: ...
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The story of fire: How to pass on knowledge

The following is a very insightful Sufi story about how to pass-on knowledge. By Ahmed el-Bedavi (d. 1276), founder of ...
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Want To Change? Advertise Your Weaknesses

Every person has a fair share of strengths and weaknesses, but very few have the courage to talk about their ...
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Osho, on Laughter

Laughter is spiritual health. And laughter is very unburdening. While you laugh, you can put your mind aside very easily ...
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In Lak’ech Ala K’in – the Living Code of the Heart

Ancient Greetings that all say the same thing: you and I are one Namaste: from East India Wiracocha: from the ...
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How To Start A Community Laughter Club

The following is an extract from the LOU level 1 online training. It assumes that you know how to lead ...
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How Laughter Helps With Substance Abuse, Creates Natural High

Addiction hijacks and changes the pleasure and reward, learning, motivation, and memory centers of the brain. The addict brain is ...
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History of Laughter Therapy

History Of Laughter Therapy

Public interest in the health benefits of laughter started to develop in the 1960s and grew from there. This was ...
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New study says mirthful laughter produces brain wave frequencies similar to true state of meditation

Joyful or mirthful laughter produces brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the ...
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Why It Is Important To Embrace Your Tears

Nobody wants to hear this, but the fact remains that you cannot numb your emotions selectively. When you bury your ...
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Laughter may be the best medicine for age-related memory loss

We are all familiar with the saying, "laughter is the best medicine." And this motto may ring true when it ...
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Thousands of quality games and creative activities for inside & outside family fun!

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or kid trying to find something different and to do with your downtime, ...
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Why laughter is so important

Why Laughter Is So Important

A Powerful Form Of Preventive (Lifestyle) Medicine Laughter positively affects all aspects of being. Studies show that it is a ...
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Does laughter have contraindications?

Does Laughter Have Contraindications?

Here is a personal viewpoint: In general Yes. Laughter is contraindicated for people suffering from advanced (bleeding) piles and hemorrhoids ...
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Laughter Big De-stressor, Helps Women Getting pregnant

Researchers found that women who laughed for 15-minutes immediately after fertility treatment dramatically increased the chances of a successful pregnancy ...
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Why Laughter Is Good Prescription For Leg Ulcers

For five years, scientists at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom tested the supposedly latest, greatest medical marvel ...
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How Laughter Helps Faith, Connects With Divine Essence

How can a mind that is gloomy and dull, love? And isn’t God all about Love? Intentional laughter is the ...
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Community Laughter Club

(Where To) Laugh With Others For Free Daily, Weekly, Monthly In Laughter Clubs

IMPORTANT! Kindly appreciate that ALL the resources mentioned on this page (in particular the phone laughter clubs) are free and ...
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Laughter In Jails And Prisons: Why And How It Works

With the increase in crime all over the world, the prisons/correctional facilities are overburdened with prisoners, many of which harbor ...
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How Laughter Helps With Diabetes

Research suggests that laughter helps keep diabetes under control. It is similar to exercise in that it improves the overall ...
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Control of your emotions is key to health and happiness

Control of your emotions is key to health and happiness

Below is an inspiring article written by the Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda in the 1930s that encourages us to better ...
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Happiness Isnowhere

Happiness Isnowhere

“There is no way to happiness / happiness is the way” That’s what the picture said / I got it ...
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Dennis Stalvey: You have done a magnanimous job with a mountain of knowledge

The program of the Laughter Online University is excellent. It demonstrates well how to achieve competency in teaching laughter-based programs ...
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Nihat Tsolak: The amount of research, resources and videos is incredible

I find the Laughter Online University to be an incredible resource as a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and now use ...
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Jörg Helms: I highly recommend LOU

Jörg Helms and Ana Banana are two Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers who brought Laughter Yoga to Portugal. Together they have ...
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Sahar Moussly: One of the best and the most useful online courses i have been through

This beautiful course has been one of the best and the most useful online courses i have been through, and ...
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Salimah Kassim-Lakha: My repertoire quadrupled

Salimah Kassim-Lakha is a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader from Toronto, Canada. She has been using Laughter Yoga professionally for three ...
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Matty O’Shea: It saves me so much time and money!

Matty O'Shea is a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was looking for a training to continue ...
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How Laughter Helps In Schools And in the World Of Education

Social play is critical to the development of children's social skills and emotional intelligence. Restricted play results in deficient social ...
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Down memory lane: our testimonials before LOU testimonials

"Thank you Mr Gendry! I walked into your laughter session very depressed. It was Easter week-end and I was very ...
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How to Practice Ho’oponopono in Four Simple Steps

Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients, without ever meeting any ...
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Other Laughter Organizations

Clown Organizations Bumper “T” Caring Clowns http://bumpertcaringclowns.com Caring Clowns International http://www.caringclownsinternational.org Clowns of America International http://coai.org Clowns Without Borders http://www.clownswithoutborders.org ...
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The Economics Of Workplace Laughter, Boosts Morale, Positivity, Productivity

Our society is facing a major challenge. We live in a sedentary age where repeated exposure to stress, unhealthy lifestyle, ...
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120 Inspirational Quotes About Laughter

[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a ...
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How to get what you want

1 Understand The belief that you can't get what you want because you do not have the money to pay ...
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How Laughter Helps Seniors Stay In Good Health, Good Cheer

As the joint family structure crumbles and youngsters steer away from parents, older adults, particularly in the West, find themselves ...
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Why Laughter Scares Depression, Anxiety, Activates Happy Feelings

Humans are wired to respond positively to laughter and smiles As it turns out, the human brain is wired to ...
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Gifts Laughter Offers To People With Disabilities

Any disability can be experienced as a huge challenge and be hard to live and deal with. Impacted people have ...
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Why Laughter Helps In Cancer Prevention and Recovery, Creates Humorglobins

Many cancer survivors claim to have greatly benefited from laughter as a complementary option to the other established therapeutic strategy ...
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Why Laughter Is Good For Mental Health, Breaks Cycle Of Psychological Negativity

How laughter impacts the limbic system, and what this means for mental health The limbic system is involved in all ...
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On Physical Fitness Through Laughter: Jogs Internal Organs, Makes Working Out Fun

‘Being fit’ is now a major campaign worldwide as people realize the importance of a complete well-being which helps to ...
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Why More Laughter = Less Stress = Better Health And More Energy

Stress is a well-known slow killer, is rampant in our society, and is very expensive on all levels. Its mechanisms ...
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Why Laughter Is Good For The Nervous System, Relieves Pain

Breathing is the only function of the autonomic nervous system that can be consciously regulated or changed. It encourages deep ...
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Why Laughter Is Good For The Respiratory System, Opens Lungs, Ventilates Spirit

More laughter = more oxygen, the lifeline of our system Oxygen is one of the primary catalysts for biological energy ...
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Why Laughter Is Good For The Cardiovascular System, Heart Health

Laughter is linked to the healthy function of blood vessels A Maryland School of Medicine study showed that laughter is ...
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Why Laughter Is Good For The Immune System, Opens Inner Cellular Pharmacy

To understand the connection between laughter and the lymphatic and immune systems, it is first important to understand what the ...
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Laughter Yoga On The Oprah Winfrey Show

It was the honor and privilege of the Laughter Online University Founder and C.E.O. Sebastien Gendry to organize and teach ...
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