Category Archives: Self Care

Self Care Sunday Series, Laughter Can Be Healing

It may not seem like it, but laughter is one of the best medications we can self prescribe. 

It’s true that laughter is the best medicine and making jokes actually has a physical effect on the body. 

Laughter boosts your mood, raises metabolism, strengthens the immunity system, diminishes pain and helps decrease the effects of stress.

Boosting your mood, there was a scientific study done by the Mayo Clinic about Stress Management and laughter.

  • Stimulate many organs.  Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
  • Activate and relieve your stress response.  A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
  • Soothe tension.  Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

Norwegian scientists found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much.

Social benefits of laughing

The world could use a little more laughter right now. I’m not saying that what’s going on around the world should be laughed about, what I am trying to make people realize making jokes, seeing someone 😊 changes our mood. Changing our moods for a positive instead of a negative makes the day flow better.

I wish you all health and happiness. Please work together so we as a society can come out and play again soon.

Gain The Advantage.

Alicia Osmera

Self Care Sunday’s

It’s Self Care Sunday!

I found this great article by mashable.com titled The Self Care Revolution Is Finally Coming To Men is well worth taking the time to read.

MEN YOU ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WOMEN! 

Take care you yourself because we need you around.

The idea that only a woman needs to take care of herself is absurd to me. My husband Dave was always on top of his self care game. These last five years have really set him back.

I promised him that I would not go into his personal health details.

However with that said after hitting our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary on March 5, one learns the true meaning of “for better, for worse, in sickness and in health”.

Men go through some of the same traumas and life changing events as women do. Ranging from health issues, sexual abuse, childhood traumas, loving relationships, raising children the list goes on.

I realize that today is March 8, 2020 and the day to celebrate International Women’s Day across the world. Being a women myself, I applaud all women everywhere.

The need for men’s self awareness and self care is becoming more and more clear.

On my #Instagram @connectwithalicia

I’ve started an every Sunday feature called Self Care Sunday’s. My hope is that you will join the journey as we discover ways to care for both sexes together.

Please leave a comment below.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera