Using Humor


Whether your children are returning to the classroom or participating in virtual learning, the beginning of school year is upon us. Although the situation is no laughing matter, remember to find time for humor.

The philosopher Aristotle once said, “Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to health.” Charlie Chaplin believed that “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it”. We all love a good laugh, but did you know that laughing offers several health benefits for us? The Mayo Clinic recently shared the impact laughing regularly has at combating stress:

Short Term Effects:

  • Stimulates multiple organs
  • Soothes tension
  • Calms our stress response

Long Term Effects:

  • Improves immune system
  • Relieves pain
  • Improves mood and personal satisfaction