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Laughter as medicine?

So, about 3 months ago, after 3 years, I stopped taking my medication…with my psychiatrist’s guidance and support, ofcourse.  I felt I had to try something radical.  I wasn’t feeling that much better on meds so I tried a new approach.  Well my psychiatrist said two things are going to be very important to me…EXERCISE and LAUGHTER. 

Well, I’ve been going to the park every morning now.  Before I was walking, but like I mentioned yesterday, I started running.  I’ve always wanted to be a runner so I am trying!  Anyway, exercise I get…the feel good hormones are released, not to mention a pound or two might disappear.

But laughter!  I hadn’t really thought about that as true medicine.  Apparently laugh therapy is really big in India.  When I told my doctor that I didn’t really laugh, he said even fake laughter works.  So I’m now on the search for things to laugh about.  TV comedies don’t really work for me.  It stresses me out to watch stand up comedians…I’m always worried for them that they’ll flop!

So I’m asking you.  When do you laugh?  What do you laugh about?  How do you keep the humor going in your life?  I need some ideas.  Any out there?

Keep laughing!


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