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Why Carers have a Good Laugh

Why Carers have a Good Laugh

Since 2016 carers groups have come to me asking for Laughter Yoga sessions. At first, even I was a bit sceptical whether they would be able to laugh openly, knowing their circumstances. But you know what? People who struggle most, like unpaid carers, benefit the...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

We're now in May - Mental Health Awareness Month It's about time I shared the extent of my mental health journey.  It will never end for me, it's about mental strength nowadays. I wasn't always happy - still dip several times a month even now.  What I do know is...

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World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day

1st May 2022 is World Laughter Day - an annual event on the first Sunday in May - it's not "just" laughter as in a giggle - it's deep belly laughter. We all know we feel better after a good laugh, don't we? Did you also know that it creates peace – within yourself...

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Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

April is Stress Awareness Month Being aware of our stress levels is incredibly important.  The older we get the more we are susceptible to its' effects on us. The observance of Stress Awareness Month every April started in 1992 to increase the causes and how to...

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The Yoga in Laughter Yoga

The Yoga in Laughter Yoga

Is Laughter Yoga actually Yoga? I get asked this a lot. In fact, it is asked so much that my answer is very straightforward. The Yoga in Laughter Yoga is the deep Pranayma breathing after we have taken part in a Laughter exercise. If we didn’t use deep breathing we...

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Love Everyone

Love Everyone

What is love anyway?  Does anybody love anybody anyway? So the Howard Jones' song goes. We love our friends, relatives and partners in all different ways. Each deserving our loving attention. What it all comes to also is kindness and caring for each other. With...