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Have You Lost Your Laugh?

By Kristen Edens | August 14, 2018

Marlene Chertok was recovering from chemotherapy when she began looking for ways to positively impact her health. Even though she engaged in yoga and qi gong every day, she needed something more, but wasn’t sure what that might be. Through her research, Marlene discovered a fascinating documentary called “The Laughter Clubs of India,” inspired by Dr. Madan Kataria. After seeing the documentary and seeking additional information, she learned that laughter offers the following benefits: Boosts the immune system Lowers blood pressure Increases blood oxygenation throughout the body, improving brain health Reduces stress hormones Tones the abs, especially “belly laughs” Releases…

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This is Your Brain on Curiosity

By Deb Gaut | July 10, 2018

When was the last time you experienced genuine curiosity?  Where were you at the moment?  What captured your attention (or imagination!) and compelled you to investigate?  I vividly remember the last time I experienced intense curiosity.  I was planning a trip to Dallas, TX, to visit family for six or seven days.  As a devoted fan of Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and a diehard Fixer Upper* groupie, I knew that I had to find a way to get from Dallas to Waco that week, even if I needed to ride with Uber. I know what you must be thinking. …

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