Laugh to Heal  Laugh to Be Happy

Laughter is the best medicine; laugh at life!

Laugh to Heal Laugh to Be Happy is a website, and companion blog, dedicated to helping people find ways to be happy, and healthy. There is a lot to life and here we explore various techniques and ideas that appeal to us, in an attempt to sort it all out. It is our philosophy that everyone is entitled to the life of their dreams. We're living ours; maybe our techniques, or some of the things we've learned along the way can help you live yours!? We hope so.
People who have used humor as an element in their healing process most often site watching funny movies as the method they used to laugh. Basically, the medicine of laughter is simple: Spend as much time as you can, every day, laughing.  The worse the diagnosis, the more time you should spend each day. Laughter and a grateful attitude will have a great positive influence and contribution to your recovery.

Humor is a vast field. What we have below are some timeless humor resources.  If you have a suggestion, please submit it via our Guest Book. Below are the most fundamental and basic, movies (or collections) that everyone seem to be in agreement over.

If you ever run across reruns of JUST FOR LAUGHS be sure to check it out.  This was a "candid camera" style show that appeared on ABC TV a few years back. This was the FUNNIEST show we'd seen in years and years and am really sad it's not on the air now. Every episode gives lots and lots of belly laughs! We're hoping to see a DVD version.

Based on the success stories we've heard, and our own success in healing, the following steps are strongly suggested:

  1. You must BELIEVE you are healed; see and FEEL it as if done already
  2. Remove all STRESS from your life (or as much as you possibly can, since the body can't heal if it's stressed)
  3. Be GRATEFUL for all the good in your life
  4. Be as HAPPY, and JOYFUL as you possibly can
  5. Focus on being HEALTHY and WELL rather than being sick
  6. Laugh as much as you can -  as Norman Cousins explains: "I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep. When the pain-killing effect of the laughter wore off, we would switch on the motion picture projector again and not infrequently, it would lead to another pain-free interval."
  • Above all, perhaps one of the most important ideas is this:
    • Be careful to speak only words of what you want.
  • Don't talk about a sickness, talk about recovery and wellness.
  • Ask "how is your recovery going," not "what did the Dr. say?"
  • See yourself and everyone around you as radiating good health.
    • Think positive, happy, healthy thoughts.