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TWO: Take laughter yoga. Seriously, this is super fun! Lainie Diamond teaches it – visit live/ for her full schedule of classes. THREE: Dance like nobody’s looking. Do silly dances running around your house. Play loud music and bebop to it. FOUR: Do a labyrinth walk (or any kind of walk) laughing the entire time. It sounds odd, but a group of us did a laughter labyrinth walk and felt very peaceful and relaxed afterwards. FIVE: Listen to some good jokes. Watch a comedian live or on television. Or see if your friends know some good ones.

SIX: Hang out with toddlers. I swear they will make you laugh! SEVEN: Make faces at yourself in the mirror. This one is a ton of fun, but I recommend you do it at home and not the office!


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njoy life” is the twelfth way to ignite your life in my “IGNITE YOUR LIFE!” art project and community campaign ( and the word associated with this concept is “LAUGH.” You’ve heard the adage “Laughter is the best medicine.” It turns out that is scientifically true: tickling your funny bones decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and Sarah Gish is an igniter, a connector, an artist, a mother – and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance much more! See her work at and to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the contact her at and 713.492.1173. body’s natural feel-good chemicals that promote an overall She produces a weekly blog highlighting unique cultural sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. activities for adults and kids in Houston, which is at www. This is good stuff and less expensive than doctor’s visits, so I For her IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project and encourage you to make laughter a regular part of your diet. the complete list of her “12 Ways to Ignite Your Life Daily” visit To make things easy for you, here’s my list of seven ways; Bracelets with words from the to bring laughter into your life. Try one each day of the week! project are sold at Lucia’s Garden and the Unity of Houston FREE Monthly It’s my little holiday gift for you. bookstore. Sarah also does private intuitive guidance sessions AFFIRMATION Gathering! Mondays ONE: This one is obvious, but I’m going to tellJune you24th anyway: 7:00 PMon – 8:30 PM at Body Mind & Soul; to schedule one, please the store at 713.993.0550. watch a funny movie or television show. Spectrum Center 4100call Westheimer

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