Have you ever had your leg or arm ‘fall asleep’ because you were lying on it and compressing the nerve so much that when you touched it with your fingers it didn’t even feel like it was yours? Then when you moved it, you felt that awful ‘pins and needles’ sensation?
Well, I have. I woke up with both legs completely numb from my waist down. I couldn’t feel them at all. I still had the [...]
To be able to feel the lightest touch really is a gift. ~ Christopher Reeve
Take a moment to close your eyes and touch your fingertips to the tips of your thumbs. Touch your computer lightly with your fingers. Touch the fabric of your clothing. Touch your face. Touch the things around you right now. We gather information through our sense of touch.
Touch is the most important of the five senses of[...]
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any virus or yawn. What’s so funny? We all want to know. Laughing with others is more powerful than laughing alone. I guess that’s why there is a huge industry devoted solely to making people laugh. Jokes, sitcoms and comedians are all designed to get us laughing.
When laughter is shared, it binds people together [...]
Several years ago I attended a workshop over a weekend to help myself heal my body. I was directed to first heal my spirit. As I was intently concentrating on my life, my issues, basically just myself, I kept getting annoyed by a woman across the room with the most loud, obnoxious laugh. After all, I paid for this workshop and I was determined to get every ounce of benefit from it. So, of course, [...]
Did you know that you can’t feel angry, anxious or sad when you’re laughing? Try it.
Laughing actually reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more. Humor shifts your perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed[...]