The U.K. healthcare group Bupa sponsored in 2015 a survey that asked 2,000 people to name their favorite feel-good moments. Freshly made sheets came top of the list, followed by feeling the sun on the face. Here is the full list: Sleeping in a freshly-made bed Feeling the sun on your face People saying "thank [...]
Did you know that the Navajo (Diné) people have a specific tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh? Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle.
This page explores the neuroscience of love and a few of the changes that have been observed in our brains and bodies when we are in love - but it is important to remember that no individual chemical or brain region is solely responsible for our emotions. Our minds are incredibly complicated, and neurotransmitters like [...]
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.
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 [...]