In This Issue
The Power of Laughter
Turner is a Positivoligist™, author (The 10 Be's of
Positivity), certified dream teacher with the Robert
Moss School of Active Dreaming, a certified Angelspeake™
facilitator and arts management consultant who was
raised in Anchorage, Alaska and presently resides in
Milford, Connecticut. Also a motivational speaker, she
is committed to helping people from all walks of life
embrace a path surrounded with light and love, so that
they may live a more fulfilled and positive existence.
The Power of Song
I hope you enjoy this song The Act of Trusting, which I had the pleasure of recording. Lyrics, music and guitar are by the very talented Rick Frost. The song reminds us that the act of trusting is indeed an important and powerful path to walk. Let's all practice the Act of Trusting.
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Issue No. 30
As 2011 comes to a close, have peace in your heart, send light to someone less fortunate, be grateful for what you do have, and place your energy on what steps you can take, be they small or large, to have your vision for the coming year come into being. I wish you love and Positivity this holiday season.
To show mirth, satisfaction or derision by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat, to indulge in laughter (1913 Webster)
The Power of Laughter
Laughter anyone? Do I hear a thunderous yes? I certainly hope so. We need laughter in our lives. I've often observed this to be so, but it feels particularly relevant now. No doubt there is a lot going on around us, or even in our own lives, which doesn't specifically lend itself to laughter. I'm not suggesting that all the hard stuff we're dealing with should not be acknowledged and dealt with. The difficult situations have to be recognized; decisions need to be made and action taken. But in the midst of "all the hard stuff", we need to keep our sanity and fashion a way to embrace our lives and find some pleasure in it. Laughter can be that vehicle.
Lighten Up and Laugh
We are such a serious culture. Of course there are some exceptions, but when I inventory the people around me on the subway, at the airport or walking down the street, people are intent. Intent on getting where they are going and checking items off of their "to do" lists. I'm always delighted when I see someone smiling as they go about their day or see a couple or a group of people laughing up a storm. Actually, I sometimes wonder what they are laughing about. I want to be part of the joyfest.
As For Those Happy People......
When I am happy my tendency to laugh increases. Out of curiosity I did some research on where happy people live. According to research done by professor Ruut Veenhoven, from Erasmus University, who runs the World Database of Happiness, the ten happiest countries (10th place to 1rst place) are, Luxembourg,
Guatemala, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Finland, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland and (drum roll please) Denmark. Happiness is subjective and happiness for one person may not be identical for another, so the researchers took several variables under consideration and identified happiness measures to come up with an index for rating. One of the questions is, How Happy Are You?, and our attitudes, our decision to be happy and find laughter in our lives is a choice. Guatemala is on the list and that county is prone to devastating natural disasters. Denmark, as a Nordic welfare state offers most of its services free to the citizens and as a result citizens pay 72% of their money to the government (this is for the highest income tax bracket), yet this country is on the list. Switzerland may be happy because they produce so much chocolate. Though there may be collective reasons for happiness, (community survival, helping others, eating delicious chocolate), we can also make individual decisions to be happy, which is an entrée for laughter. The United States, by the way, rated number 17th on the happiness scale.
Good for Your Health - Good for Your Life
Studies now show that laughter is good for your health. It's been known to lower blood pressure and decrease stress hormones. When you are laughing, you're in a relaxed state of mind. I find that when I'm in that place, I'm upbeat and positive. I'm creative and able to be focused and productive. And I laugh at myself--all the time. It's the best way to "lighten up.'
Out with the Old and In with the New
If you are already a member of the laughter train, congratulations! I hope you are spreading the laughter around; sharing a joke with the neighbor who rarely cracks a smile or with a sibling that always has something to complain about. If you're not what you would consider to be a member of the laughter club, know that it's never too late to start. It's a decision - simple as that - a decision to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel (even if it's just a glimmer) and to find humor in your day. Opportunities are everywhere if we're consciously looking.
Laughing is a great way to release stress
Laughing is a mood enhancer
Laughter will attract other "laughter happy" people
Laughter releases endorphins, chemicals that can work to lift your spirits
Laughing is free medicine for dealing with the blues
Laughter Light Switch
Here are some ways that are bound to help you
connect with your funny bone
- Watch comedy shows on TV or rent a funny movie
- Watch little children at play
- Read the comic section of the paper
- Check out funny videos on YouTube
- Spend time hanging out with animals
- Tickle someone-laughing is contagious and soon you will be in stitches
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
All you need in the world is love and laughter.
That's all anybody needs.
To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.
Eat a Red Apple Day
Letter Writing Day
National Cotton Candy Day
National Brownie Day
Human Rights Day
International Children's Day
Second Sunday in December
Ice Cream Day
National Lemon Cupcake Day
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
National Egg Nog Day
New Year's Eve
A special thank you to Pat Durner for her
help with this newsletter. You are appreciated!
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