Thursday, December 27, 2012
Stress relief from laughter? Yes, no joke*
There’s something about the holidays which, unintentionally, dials up the stress for all of us. If you are a brain tumor victim, survivor or caretaker, stress isn’t good. So here’s advice from the Mayo Clinic – laugh.
You may say, “wait-a-minute, I am a brain tumor victim (or survivor or caretaker), how can I laugh about that?!” In some ways that’s the conundrum. According to a posting on the Mayo Clinic’s website - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-relief/SR00034 - laughter has important short and long benefits.
Need help laughing? Here’s some of my favorite funny movies. Rent these and laugh.
There’s something about Mary
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
If for some reason you’re unfamiliar with these, you can find links to them at: http://www.imdb.com/list/RBz-9DRlemU/
*This is the headline from the Mayo Clinic posting