Brought some laughs to Everett Community College at their annual Passport to Culture event. My contribution: Laughter Yoga from India. Most were willing, some were tentative, most all of them were great young people willing to experiment with “unconditional laughter”. Thank you Elke for the invitation!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
We remember that which evokes strong feelings. I remember all those who made me laugh hearty when I was young.
Today fond memories arose of those crusty old guys (old as a relative term) I knew when I was a teenager and young adult. They worked at the gas station I frequented annually to get my car inspected.
The scenario: As I slowly cruised in their lot, they would come to a faux dramatic halt, motion a faux dramatic Catholic sign-of-the-cross, and roll their eyes before waving me in. It made me howl every time. I loved those guys!
We remember those who helped us to laugh! At least I have. With great fondness.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
What a WILD bunch last week at the Laughter Club!!! Keep it up everyone and hope to see you all again soon!
Tina’s words: “Teresa’s relaxed style put me at ease and brought out some DEEP laughter and helped my light to shine a bit brighter.” Thank you Tina!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Check out this video – Hooked on a Feeling!
Laughter creates the same “high” as addictive drugs. Addictive substances cause rushes of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens sections of the brain. Fits of laughter do the same. Obviously with no horrific side effects. Instead it’s a “healthy high”.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Class at Bastyr is over – I’m sad – such a great group. Some comments shared last class: “I experienced a whole transformation.” “This laughter’s been a life saver.” “I came to class last week very down, didn’t even want to come, left completely uplifted.” “My whole digestive system is better.” (never heard that one before – but know the reasons for it – makes sense).
I will miss you all – hope to see some of you at Phinney!
Here’s Danette - champion laugher!