Why Laughter Really IS the Best Medicine!
You've probably heard it said before, but here are some pretty cool reasons why laughter REALLY IS the best medicine! For one thing, it's completely FREE, and can be done just about anytime, anywhere! Plus,
It has no side-effects.
There are no contra-indications.
It doesn't cause allergic reactions.
It's okay to mix with your existing medications.
There's no limit on a safe dose--you can have as much as you like, as often as you like!
It doesn't make your hair fall out.
It won't cause a rash.In fact, it creates its very own natural "pharmaceutical cocktail," made by your own body and brain, for your benefit and well-being!! It produces feel-good neurotransmitters, including dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins!
Strengthens your immune system
Increases your capacity to cope
Has the power to heal you at the cellular level
And not only that, it even
Reduces your stress level
Decreases your perception of pain
Lowers your blood pressure
Causes a relaxation response in your body, lowering your cortisol level (aka, the stress hormone)
Helps you sleep better
Oxygenates your blood and all your cells
Can help with depression
Helps you think more clearly
The list goes on and on!
I love this quote from Les Brown:
"Laugh out loud at life. It is good medicine for your heart and spirit. It is a way for you to say "Life ~ I am still standing with my head up high." Laughter strengthens the immune system and increases your capacity to cope. It has the power to heal you at the cellular level. Sometimes all you can do is laugh, even through your tears and pain."
(I have to pause here, because this reminds me of another of my favorite quotes!)
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
(now back to Les Brown...)
"When you are overwhelmed, laugh at your bills, your body, your kids, or at any unexpected challenge of life. This is not denying what is in your life. It is defying it! One minute of anger weakens the immune system for 4-5 hours, while one minute of laughter boosts it for over 24 hours. So try this...make silly faces in the mirror, laugh from down deep and bring out the child in you! Find some popcorn, get a few family, friends together and allow yourself to really laugh. Interrupt your worries and choose to make yourself feel good in spite of it all. You Deserve It!"
And he's right--you DO deserve to feel good, and to take care of yourself in ways that help you to feel better...happier...to have MORE JOY in your life!! There are SO MANY things that can help you feel better! Laughter Smiling Music Breathing Meditating Connecting with nature Mindfulness Moving your body Gratitude Restorative Yoga Essential Oils Connecting with other humans I love using ALL of these tools, and more, at my retreats!
And TODAY ONLY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21,
I've felt inspired to offer a FLASH BRING-A-FRIEND SALE for my upcoming Spring Renewal One-day Retreat that's happening THIS SATURDAY, right here in Boise!
Why? Because I still have a few spots left, and I want to empower as many women as I can to create MORE JOY in their lives!! And everything is always more fun when you share it with a friend, right?? So from now until midnight Wednesday night, I'm offering a Bring-a-Friend BOGO!! If you and a friend sign up to come together, you'll BOTH get to join us for the price of just one!! (This sale isn't on the landing page, because it was just a spur-of-the-moment inspiration, so you'll need to reply to this email, or text or message me by Wednesday night to register.)
SUPER FUN!! I really hope you'll be able to join us!! (The link below contains all the awesome deets,
but remember to message me for the special!)
I challenge you to find a way to add more laughter and joy into your life TODAY!!!
I'd love for you to join me at one of my upcoming Spring retreats and experience the healing, rejuvenating benefits of laughter and play, meditation, restorative yoga, connecting with ourselves and with nature on a deeper level, wisdom sessions where we'll talk about mindset, gratitude, JOY and so much more!!
At the one-day local Spring Renewal Retreat on April 24 we'll do all these things, plus go for a beautiful, peaceful hike in the Boise foothills! You can learn more about this retreat here:
At the Healing Vibrations Detox Retreat we'll spend 5 glorious days at the beautiful Trinity Hot Springs for a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual detox and renewal! We'll experience unlimited soaking in the incredible healing waters, an amazing sound healing immersion with the talented Brian Louderbough, daily yoga and meditation classes, a 5 day fasting mimicking diet supported by holistic nutritionist Karen Christensen, and so much more!!!
You can learn more about this retreat here: chelehowell.com/HealingVibrations.