Posts Tagged ‘Laughter Therapy’

The Power of Joy and Laughter in the Face of Trauma

Thanks to Mitch for this heart warming and heart expanding film from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Please have a watch if you want to feel the incredible soul and spirit of the Filipino’s. This is just beautiful — and a testament to what I’ve often shared and experienced about our choice to cry or to laugh in the face of trauma:

It reminds me of the Japanese poet, Masahide:

“My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.”

Just For Fun

… but seriously! 😉

Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Sending Congress to Syria

So many times, I wish The Onion were the actual news!

… and this one, which I first saw on Exopermaculture — a skit that’s so funny because it is so true. Most of us know people, organizations, or governments like this, and, with a bit of self-effacing humor, we might even find ourselves recognizing our own (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) “nails”:

Whole Foods, Vir, and Mary Poppins

I’m not on The Book of Faces anymore, so maybe most people have already seen these videos. Language warning for sensitive ears, but if you’ve ever shopped at a Whole Foods in California, let’s just say, you might relate. The first video was from Summer 2011 when they temporarily took kombucha off the shelves due to high fermentation (alcohol) levels. In their defense, I will admit that I once got drunk off a Grape Synergy Kombucha on an empty stomach … but then again, I’m a lightweight. 😉

Sensitive people who prefer a more relaxed vibe, might enjoy Vir:

Lest anyone think I’m making fun of them by posting these videos, please know that I’m just having a good giggle at myself and feeling ever so slightly nostalgic for Monterey, Sonoma County, Sedona, and Santa Fe. I much prefer life now, but, my goodness, those were some fun, silly times! (And I still bring kombucha to parties…)

The faeries say, “Lighten up! Have a giggle. Don’t take yourself so seriously!” What can I say? “I Love to Laugh” was my favorite song as a kid. When you look at all the kookoo things in this world (and no, I don’t mean kombucha or healthy living), sometimes ya just gotta laugh. I hear it’s the best medicine. 😉

Laughter: A Contagious Way to Raise the Collective Vibration

In the spirit of raising the vibration from all sorts of angles, I just had to post the below video today. I dare you to watch it and not start giggling!

Laughter is the best medicine on both personal and collective levels! “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” ~Jean Houston. It’s also one of the fastest vibe shifters around. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” ~Kurt Vonnegut.

I prefer laughter, too, but in case you’re wanting or needing some extra inspiration and support for the holidays, then yes, the Holiday Centerpiece Special continues through December 31. (Some people asked for clarification since the Gift Certificate offers ended yesterday, but this one runs all month long.)

The Holiday Centerpiece

This $111 one hour reading is specially tailored to help you find and maintain your center throughout this darkest time of year, which happens to coincide with family and societal obligations that can pull you off balance. When we can’t follow our usual routines, changes in diet, meditation, exercise and location can sometimes grow into bigger snowballs than we see outside. This reading will help you unwrap your own special coping mechanisms to keep you in good cheer even without a lot of time, sunshine, or support. Over the years, I’ve helped many people strategize for family gatherings, holiday work events or hosting parties. It’s amazing what the right mantra, vision, story, past life perspective, or symbol can do to calm your nerves and lift your spirits. I use my intuition to help you find those little, unobtrusive things you can do to create the peace, joy and ease you’d like to experience.

…And now, some chuckles, giggles, guffaws, snickers, teehee’s, snorts, chortles and laughs for you!