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How Often Do You Laugh?

          November, 2019

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After having an amazing weekend of laughing and joy with our daughters, I thought this topic would be one that I can absolutely verify with recent experience. An article I read entitled, " 11 Scientific Benefits of Having a Laugh" by Jordan Rosenfeld has been something I wanted to bring to my reader's attention for a while. Taking time each day to find something that makes you laugh, such as a "joke of the day" or fun routine with your kids or friends has so many benefits that no one should go without. It costs nothing to laugh but it does take a little time. Time that is well spent.

Read below to convince yourself to take the time to laugh every day....as often as possible. I challenge you to make this a daily goal. After 1 week, what would be different? After 1 month, do you feel a little more relaxed or more in control of some decisions? During this upcoming season of Thanksgiving, let's be thankful for a gift we can give ourselves and others.

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Maryellen Dabal, MA, LMFT
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Southlake, TX 76092
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From The Positive Perspective......    

11 Scientific Benefits of Having a Laugh
  1. Laughter is a sign of good will toward others.
  2. Laughter may reduce your blood pressure.
  3. This has led to a treatment known as laughter yoga.
  4. Laughter can reduce anxiety and other negative emotions.
  5. Laughter is an immune booster.
  6. Laughter may act as a natural anti-depressant.
  7. You breathe better after laughing.
  8. Laughter is good for your cardiovascular system.
  9. Laughter calms stress hormones.
  10. Social laughter can relieve pain.
  11. Laughing burns calories. (My personal favorite reason.  haha)
What will you laugh about today?  

May your Thanskgiving be a day of remembrance for all the blessings we have received this past year.  

Stay well.
Try to look at the situations in life
From The Positive Perspective,
 and we can work through anything.

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I wish you well...