Jun 12, 2019 in Counseling
Laughter is the best medicine!
Let an Online Therapist help you reap the physical and mental benefits.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Although it may seem like the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” is just an old saying, it is actually rooted in scientific truth. There are many benefits of laughter, including improved physical health, stronger relationships, and increased happiness.
The benefits of laughter
Increase in happiness
There are actually many scientifically proven benefits of laughter. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience showed laughter releases endorphins in the brain, via opioid receptors, that bring feelings of happiness and make you feel good. These endorphins are also natural painkillers, so laughing can actually help ease chronic pain.
The study also showed that social laughter is often contagious because when endorphins are released in a group setting, it promotes a sense of safety and togetherness. In fact, research conducted by the psychology department at UNC demonstrated that laughter is one of the signs of a healthy, happy relationship, and couples who laugh together report higher satisfaction in the relationship.
Laughing can also have significant physical and cardiovascular benefits. It can lower your blood pressure and reduces stress hormone levels, reducing your risk of stroke and heart attack.
It is a great cardio workout that can get your heart pumping, allowing you to burn the same amount of calories as you would on a moderately paced walk. It also works your abs as it causes your stomach muscles to contract, so if you hate crunches laughter is a great option!
Smiling and laughing also activates special cells called T-cells that support your immune system, helping you to fight off sickness. Doctors have found that on top of that, laughter helps you have a positive outlook on life which helps you fight disease and live longer.
How to keep laughing
As you can see, laughter is an important factor in living a happy, healthy, and long life. Have you noticed you have been unable to laugh recently? If you have been feeling depressed and have been having a hard time laughing, consider seeking the help of an Online Therapist.
An Online Therapist can help you work through the difficult times in your life and make sure that you keep on laughing and enjoying your life. He or she can be there to listen and figure out the best way -to move forward so that you can start finding enjoyment in your day-to-day life again.
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