Welcome to the 16th Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month We swing between grief and joy most of our lives. The trigger for hope as we move through those times that test us is laughter. Author unknown

The 1 Minute Laugh A man goes to a shrink and says, "Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry's bar and picks up men. In fact she goes with anybody who asks her. I'm going crazy. What do you think I should do?"

"Relax," says the doctor, "Take a deep breath and calm down. Now tell me exactly where Larry's Bar is."

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Spring/Summer humor-laughter contest Submit your funniest story, or experience and have a chance to win a copy of my newest book 'How to put more humor and laughter into your life," which will be published late this summer.

The contest ends in September and a draw for the 'funniest story' will be made in October.

Article of the month How important is Laughter?

Nothing is more personal than your smile and your laughter. They are your personal signature and are totally unique to you.

Babies start laughing when they are 10 - 12 weeks old. When they laugh their whole body moves and bounces. Everything in their small bodies is engaged in a laughter that is innocent, pure and contagious.

Children at the age of 5 laugh on the average 400 times a day. Unfortunately that greatly diminishes as we get older. Mature adults over the age of 30 laugh on the average only 4 - 6 times a day.

If people only realized how good laughter is for them. It is a very powerful force that affects the whole body. Breath released during a hearty laugh has been measured as fast as 170 miles per hour.

The physical benefits of laughter are phenomenal. It stimulates the brain, the nervous system, the respiratory system, the hormonal system, and the body's muscles.

In addition, it lowers blood pressure, lightens depression, strengthens the immune system and reduces stress.

For us to stay healthy, we need to release build-up tensions. Many people release these tensions by doing Yoga, Tai Chi, or Meditation. There is however a simpler way and that is laughter.

When we laugh, even just chuckle, the entire body works towards improving your health and well-being.

Laughter is also a pain reliever, as it triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers which provide a temporary distraction from the pain. ( for more information on this, see my website page 'Norman Cousins' )

Medical professionals have recognized the powers and benefits of laughter and are starting to introduce humor in the treatment of patients.

Laughing is totally natural: it's organic, naturally sweet, 100% wholesome, has no chemicals, no preservatives, no artifi9cial additives, you don't require batteries, it's low in energy consumption and high in body energy gain, it's non-fattening, it's non-polluting, free of cholesterol, trans-fat and saturated fat, you don't have to join an expensive health club and wear ridiculous Spandex outfits, you can practice it 24 hours a day, and there is absolutely no cost.

How much better can it get?

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