health and well-being

Loss Of A Pet

I'm a pet lover and I know that the loss of a pet is a heart issue, not a head issue. As a supporter of my partner’s dog Rescue and an errand runner at times, I was in our vet office on an assignment.  While I was waiting a young woman came in carrying a large dog that looked to be a lab and pit bull mix.  The dog was shrouded with a blanket and noticing the clouded eyes and grayed face and hav...
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World Laughter Day 2012

This Sunday, May 6th, is World Laughter Day 2012.  Vancouver Laughter Yoga launched one year ago in the Barberton Grange.  We have met and laughed with many folks in the community and would like to thank you all for sharing in the goal... "World peace through laughter" (and feeling good while doing so!).  Please view our event schedule and location on our Facebook page.
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Change Your Mind

Laughter Yoga has enormous health benefits.  The healing of the mind is primary.  As most problems stem from the mind, one needs to change the mind state and attitude and Laughter Yoga is an ideal way to do this. One’s mood state can change almost instantaneously from negative to positively generating feelings of happiness, joy and calmness.  Laughter Yoga steers us away from pessimistic thoughts ...
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Laugh So You Don’t Cry

Great article from the Scientific American on how "laughing kills the pain".  Join Vancouver Laughter Yoga for the best medicine! for schedule updates... ho ho, ha ha ha!
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Is It Magic?

  Excess weight is a curse of modern times. The human body is both brilliant and adaptive. However, nothing in our evolution prepared it to deal with the quantity of food that is available to us in this day and age. The body is better prepared to deal with a lack of food. Studies have shown that various animals and humans live longer, healthier lives when they are fed lightly. In the face of ...
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Scientists Hint at Why Laughter Feels So Good

Our next Laughter Club is October 13th...  We'll have our moments similar to what Dr. Dunbar states in this article... Dr. Dunbar, however, was concerned with relaxed, contagious social laughter, not the tyrant’s cackle or the “polite titter” of awkward conversation. He said a classic example would be the dinner at which everyone else speaks a different language and someone makes an apparently hil...
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