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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

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentines Day Readers,

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Would you be my valentine?  Have you ever wondered how this holiday came to be?  Yes,  there’s a religious meaning to Valentines Day. 

According to Wikipedia.com Saint Valentine’s history is quite interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day.

Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire.[3] According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius,[4] and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell.[5]

In trouble with the authorities for spreading love to the world.  How injust, how unfair was that?  With all the moaning I read about and see in the news about ( me, myself and I ),  it’s a relief to read about an actual person who was making a change in the world.

From my point of view it’s wrong to imprisoned someone for spreading love to others.

When you’re grabbing those flowers, cards, taking her (or his) hands into yours; remember one man made it possible for you to continue to spread the message of love and hope.  Jesus Christ is the ultimate sign of unconditional love.    To be nailed to a cross, left to die when  he could have stopped the torture by calling down all the angels from heaven proving to non believers that he was in fact the Messiah would have been the easiest thing to do.   Yet Jesus choose to endure the pain and suffering so we (mortal men) could obtain forgiveness from the Heavenly Father and show unconditional love to others.

Would You Be My Valentine?