Laughter

Laughter

The Best Medicine!

We have all heard it at one time or another… “Laughter is the Best Medicine“, and most of us would completely agree with this statement.

However, when life gets tough and things are not going our way, laughter doesn’t come easy… even when we are presented with details, jokes, or situations that have made us laugh out loud in the past; and paradoxically, it is precisely in those moments when we need to laugh out loud the most.

In general, we are becoming too serious about life. That shouldn’t come as a surprise if we consider the turmoil of today’s world. It seems that wherever we go we find people who are tired, discouraged, stressed, disheartened, worried, and concerned. In extreme instances some of them go through life feeling hopeless and helpless, which is not only sad but extremely dangerous for their physical, emotional, and mental health.

Several studies have shown that when people focus often on the negative side of life and don’t laugh regularly, they become prone to depression; and it is well known that a depressed person tends to see reality in a distorted way, which will only feed the depression further.

The good news is that laughter is the best medicine to help prevent or break this vicious cycle. We can learn to take life less seriously and we can also learn to laugh at ourselves and at the silly events around us. Truth is, if we pay attention, we’ll discover that life offers us plenty of opportunities for us to laugh big!

Here are a few benefits you get when you laugh often…

  • Physical health
     
    Several studies have shown that laughter reduces blood pressure, boosts the immune system, relaxes tight muscles, and reduces incidence of chronic diseases. Also, some studies suggest that people who laugh often live longer and age healthier as compared to those who worry too much.As a matter of fact, every time we laugh our brains produce endorphins. These natural hormones have the power to modify the axon of nerve cells which not only stimulate mood, but counteract the effects of stress, and help control pain and hunger.
     
    Laughter also offers us an opportunity for personal growth as we move through life feeling uplifted and encouraged. Dr. Andrew Weil, America’s foremost practitioner of integrative medicine, recently recommended active participation in Laughter Yoga, an exercise routine for complete well-being, as a way to heal and improve a variety of physical symptoms…But, if you thought that was not enough… laughter also keeps our facial expression youthful because it’s like exercise for the face! Good news is, anybody can practice laughter yoga to awaken the joy within naturally and improve the quality of their life!
  • Motivation and Inspiration
     
    Adopting a good sense of humor and laughing often can give you the extra push when the going gets tough. If you have ever tried to become inspired and motivated while feeling down, you know how close to impossible that is. While we all have challenges in life at one point or another, the ability to laugh can provide us with the needed positive outlook that makes the difference between overcoming the challenge successfully or not.
  • Interpersonal Relationships
     
    Laughter makes us more attractive to others. It’s fun to be around people with a good sense of humor and an uplifting personality, wouldn’t you agree? If you have ever tried to strike a conversation with a straight face versus a smiley one you’ve experienced this first hand!
  • Mind Power and Learning
     
    When you laugh, you perceive your reality more optimistically; you are able to see more possibilities which translate to more probabilities no matter what situation you may be facing. It is as if your mind becomes more powerful, more open.Compare this to trying to solve a problem from a gloom and doom starting point… Moreover, when you are happy, you will learn better. Practice humor when studying, and you will retain the information easier. It works. Give it a try!
  • Positive Energy
     
    Much has been talked about how to manifest what we want in life, and attracting ‘like’ vibrations is one of the main points discussed by masters and gurus alike. It is all about energy – you’ve heard this many times over, I’m sure. Thus, one of the main ways to attract what we want is by creating and maintaining a high vibration or positive energy… and laughter helps enhance and grow your vibrational energy too!

It’s true. Life has many challenges, and while we cannot control every single thing that happens to us, we have full control on how we react to different situations. More importantly, there are always choices, and we do have control over those choices. We can choose how to react to what happens and we can also choose to take life more lightly, and explore what choices we have to resolve the situation. We can also choose to find humor in our daily lives, and we can choose to laugh more often. So… Choose wisely!

In closing, it is true that laughter comes easier to some people; however, it is very possible for all of us to develop a “funny bone” and allow a unique sense of humor to emerge. We can all learn to be funny, witty,  and charming while reaping the benefits of a great laugh! Where to start? – you might be wondering… How about learning how to become the laugh of the party? Click the banner below for full details!

Laughter offers us the opportunity to create a destiny of health and happiness.

And… everyone loves people who makes them laugh!

So, what are you waiting for? Start laughing out loud today!

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Movies for the Soul

Movies for the Soul

Aspiration and Inspiration

We all have aspiration to succeed in more than one area of life… we may aspire to have a great relationship, a prosperous business, a larger bank account, happier children, better health, traveling, a gorgeous home or a number of other things.

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As human beings, it is in our nature to aspire to absolute well being, whatever that represents for each one of us. One element needed to achieve any aspiration is inspiration. Somehow, when we are inspired, the world around us looks different.

This is due to actual changes in the subconscious mind.

When we become inspired, we tap into the true power of our minds, our consciousness expands allowing us to think “outside the box”, to become creative, to break free from “either/or” as we become aware that both options are indeed possible.

Uncertainties and inconsistencies are not longer threatening as they turn into opportunities to engage in innovative ways of thinking.

This is why artists rely on inspiration to create original pieces of art and inventors tap into their inspiration to imagine and create useful inventions. Writers and scientists use inspiration too, as well as the greatest thinkers and Nobel Prize winners of the planet.

The Master of Positive Thinking of all times, Norman Vincent Peale said that when we are inspired, we develop a natural enthusiasm that propels us to do the greatest things in life.

Where does Inspiration come from?

Contemplative observation of nature, practicing Yoga or Tai Chi, and meditation are some techniques to become inspired. Also, listening to music, reading moving stories and watching insightful movies are amongst the most common tools that can trigger inspiration.

If you have ever watched an inspiring movie, you certainly remember the feeling you got afterwards… and it is at that state when our hidden creativity comes to life.

Are you in need for Instant Inspiration right now?

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    Do you know what else happens when we are inspired and share with others? We become spontaneous, authentic, happy and content with our surroundings. Things seem to go the way we want them too. This sheer kindness will inspire others you come in contact with to become their best… yes, the side effects of inspiration are contagious!

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