We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking, but can changing your thoughts really impact your health? Can you wipe out anxiety and stress, or even pain and disease, by focusing on the mind-body connection? Recent scientific studies show that our thoughts -- both positive and negative -- have a profound effect on our wellness. Here are some exercises to harness the power of thought to improve your wellbeing.Read Full Story
Laughter is a fantastic way to develop relationships and create bonds within your family. When everyone's off doing their own things, though, the laughter might fade a bit. Use these tips to find the fun again and laugh together more often.Read Full Story
You’re a fun mom, a funny mom, a silly mom with an infectious laugh. You are expert at using humor to diffuse tense situations with your kids and create a happy home. You have worked hard to help your children develop a good sense of humor, a tool that will help them in life. But guess what? There are times when humor is not appropriate. There are times when you should most definitely not use humor in your parenting.Read Full Story
We all know the adage “laughter is the best medicine.” In situations of illness, injury and emotional hurts, carefully applied humor can help manage the stress and start the psyche at least on a healing path. It’s a simple and complex topic all at once, obvious and subtle. And when trying to help your kids develop appropriate senses of humor, this is a key point you want to make and reiterate -- and use.Read Full Story
No doubt about it, being a mom is serious business. There’s so much responsibility, so much to worry about, so much to do that it can feel hard to find the fun in the daily grind. Oh, but how much it eases your mood when you find yourself making funny faces with your little one! Buy into that, cherish that -- make time for that every day. Every day, make time and find ways to laugh.Read Full Story
Most of us hope our children will grow up with a good sense of humor to help them cope with life. But how do you do that? Children aren’t born with fully developed senses of humor, even if they do have distinct personalities from the start. Kids learn humor and the depth of that sense of humor evolves over time. How do you begin instill a sense of humor in your child? Start with simple laughter.Read Full Story
Father’s Day isn’t the only day of the year to think about the men – dad, granddad, brother, husband, son – in our lives, but it is a perfect opportunity to tell them how much we love them and want them to live a long, happy, healthy life. Let Father’s Day be the open door to have a heart-to-heart with your male loved ones about their health. Here are 10 health tips for men you can share with them.Read Full Story
Fast, ambitious lives can cause anxiety that becomes as much a part of our daily rhythms as our work and lattes. Whenever we are stressed, our bodies respond by releasing stress hormones, including cortisol, that can stay in circulation for days. This can lead to many serious health problems, like increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, menstrual problems, infertility, stroke and cancer. Here are seven fun things you can do to decrease your stress and better your health.Read Full Story
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