The research is clear. Laughter is good.It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, increases muscle flexion, and boosts immune function. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, and produces a general sense of well-being.Laughter and love are irresistible. The beau makes me laugh, . . .
Relationship counselors are fond of advising that to effectuate change in a spouse, a client should change her own attitude & behavior. Apparently it's some mysterious magic trick that causes the attitude & behavior of the other to change. I always hated that advice. First, because it's . . .
I work in a news-related job, but I stopped reading the paper seriously a few years ago. I love a good tabloid, and do read those, but feel like newspapers should have a higher calling. Plus, my life hasn't been adversely affected by avoiding all the ugly national and international news. And I'm . . .
Today's my birthday and maybe it's a time to look back on what's come before --just briefly--and how to make what comes next more meaningful. After all, I now have more yesterdays than I do tomorrows. I am very ready for Life 2.0, the next chapter. To do new things and to be more relaxed. That's . . .
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Where's that Xanax when you need it?I have friends who go to the doctor and come out with prescriptions for all the best tranquilizers and anti-anxiety meds. Unsolicited.Me? My doctor tells me to take a Tylenol.For a while I bought Valium online from Europe. I'd take it to sleep. Not every night -- . . .
There's nothing as unattractive as middle-aged desperation. And yet, by the time you reach middle age, there's a lot to be desperate about.It's hard to discount the march of time when the anti-age creams, serums and potions in any magazine are being advertised directly to you. Albeit by women who . . .