Laughter and Why It’s So Important…

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So, I couple years ago, I came across a yoga class called “Laughter Yoga”. I knew at some point, I had to check it out. My first thought was “what is THIS?” I mean, with all the different styles of yoga out there today, I have to say it had me curious, to say the least. But like everything else, and for so many, it took me some time to get there. It was offered only once a month, so limited times were available. Of course, something would always come up restricting me from attending the class each month. So I finally decided to make it a priority. I put it on my calendar, told myself I … [Read more...]

Laughter Medicine

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Benefits of Laughter Laughter really is the best medicine – physically, mentally, and emotionally. No prescription needed; no unpleasant side effects; it’s non-fattening, legal, and free. Get your daily dose! Laughter is a universal language, connecting and uniting people. Reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and feelings Increases joyfulness, peace, and wellness Internal jogging – laughing provides a good massage to all internal organs, especially the intestines, improving blood supply, and helping the bowels move properly Strengthens the immune system and … [Read more...]

Energy Healing

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"There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it." ~Elizabeth A. Behnke Our bodies respond to stress in many ways.  Some people experience built up negative energy, some experience a "gut feeling" in relation to other energy, and some are fearful of the energy that they could release in either positive and healthy or unhealthy ways.  Energy healing is a tool to allow your body to release unhealthy energy, tune into positive and healing energy, and continue forward with clarity and peace of mind and body.  Results may include emotional release … [Read more...]

Healing Quilts: A Creative Means to Healing and Empowerment

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The experience of trauma, serious illness and bereavement leaves us speechless.  Words often fail to fully express the depth of loss and despair that result from these experiences.  Our souls ache in a way that can lead to depression and a sense that all is hopeless.  At times like this we turn to friends, family and faith for support and understanding.  When these connections are not enough we turn to professionals; individual therapists for traditional talk therapy and group counseling for information, education and support.  Creative expression has been found to facilitate healing … [Read more...]