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Humour Helped me Bounce BackJuly 28, 2020
One of myy daughters told me this joke today. “Why did the students eat their paper?” I paused. “Because their teacher told them it was a piece of cake!”. I paused again and then laughed out loud. Really laughed. A happy, joyful laugh. And then I laughed again. When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? That you laughed so hard your stomach hurt?
Other older Blogs
Physical Time – The Healthy Mind Platter (7/8)July 7, 2020
Physical Time – Improving the brain’s plasticity through exercise. In an article in the New York Times, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang, respectively editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience and associate professor of molecular biology and neuroscience at Princeton take a critical look at computer programs to improve brain performance. The digital brain health and fitness software market is a booming business.
Laughter Is the Best MedicineJune 16, 2020
Modern life has become increasingly complicated and it’s believed that stress is the primary obstacle to laughter. Laughter is a physical expression of humor and joy that has numerous protective qualities. It’s one of the best ways to manage perceptions of stress and to develop resilience and improve psychological sturdiness as it strongly correlates with happiness.
How to Analyze a JokeMay 26, 2020
Wonder how a joke works? Sick of never “getting” it? In just a few steps, you can learn how to analyze a joke and figure it out. Here are the few steps you need to take to analyze a joke. Break it down to the leading line and punch line. For the sake of the blog, I am going to use: “Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side.”
Humour in a time of Covid-19June 23, 2020
I have been searching the internet for humour in this time of Covid-19 and found some interesting blogs. But when I look back at one of my first few posts about the Theoretics of Humour I discovered that if you look through these three theories you find the following:
The importance of Humour in nursingMay 12, 2020
The nursing profession is notoriously high-pressure profession. Especially in the times we live in now with this corona pandemic. Many patients that nurses encounter are in a grave state of need, and nurses may not always meet their patients’ needs, despite their best efforts. With so many individuals needing a coping mechanism (please read this blog also), it’s no wonder that many people turn to the power of humour and laughter.
Connecting Time – The Healthy Mind Platter (6/8)May 5, 2020
Connecting time – The healing power of relationships According to Matthew Lieberman, one of the founders of social cognitive neuroscience, our “evolutionary wiring predisposes us to be social,” actually causing a sense of physical pain if we are socially rejected. As such one could argue that social connection is a basic human need, very much like water, food and shelter. social support is a well-documented antecedent of wellbeing.