Archive for April, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Laughter Is Great Medicine

There are so many reasons to laugh. It reduces stress, treat helps you feel connected with others, pharmacy boosts your immunity, see alleviates pain, improves mood, helps you let go of fear, and is a lot of fun. While spontaneous laughter is great, intentionally adding more humor to your life can be an active way of helping your body and mind to heal.

So, what could you do to ensure yourself a good laugh every day? There are plenty of silly jokes online, local comedy clubs, funny movies, and lots of people with great senses of humor. Here is a fun way that one woman is making laughter a regular practice—and a force for healing, in her life:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Finding Hidden Gifts in the Midst of Change

This young man lost his sight due to epilepsy. Now, he’s creating a world so beautiful you just have to see it to believe it.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Magnificent World

Our world is large, recipe infinitely and wonderfully so. Yet it can be so easy for our awareness to shrink down when we feel afraid or stressed out. If we can stretch ourselves to look out into the glorious world outside our four walls and to see nature and the universe beyond, we are reminded of the larger brilliance of which we are all a part. And from this place we are much better able to put our challenges into healthy perspective.

In celebration of nature and life, here are some of National Geographic’s most stunning pictures of the year. Enjoy!

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Coastline

Birds

Crane

Leopards

Castle

penguins

monkey

seals

zebras