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“When I woke up today, the blahs were back again”, a friend told me. “Then, I switched on the TV and a comedy was on. Soon, I was laughing out loud. It made me feel so good!”

Laughter energizes, enables and inspires. It helps you cope, be more creative and eliminate boundaries. It makes hard things easier and lightens life as you feel the weight of responsibility lift from your shoulders and slip away.

Laughter is like internal jogging. It enhances your respiration and circulation, it oxygenates your blood and suppresses stress-related hormones in your brain. Laughter activates your immune system and is a powerful antidote for anxiety and depression.

Fun, play and laughter recharge your batteries. Without this stimulation, you may be prone to negative emotions such as discouragement, despair, anger, resentment and self-pity.

What are you doing to keep your mind and spirit smiling?

I engage in a variety of activities to help lighten my day. Here’s a few that will help release tension, bring you joy and enhance your sense of well-being:

  • Watch a funny movie, show or cartoon
  • Read a comic or listen to a funny joke
  • Watch children romping around a playground or animals dashing about a dog park
  • Involve yourself with people who love to laugh and are passionate about life
  • Find friends who know how to turn challenges into opportunities

What do you have to lose … except a potentially sad day? The best way to prove that laughter is medicine for your soul is to try it. Laugh and turn your day into the Best… Ever!

My desire for you is to have a life filled with joy. If you or a friend struggle with maintaining a positive outlook, I can help. Contact me now to arrange a half price coaching session, at

Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin is a Mental Fitness & Wellbeing Expert. After a 30-year career working on the frontlines of healthcare, supporting and caring for people dealing with illness and disease, she transitioned her nursing career outside the institutional setting to help people stay healthy and live fuller, more vibrant lives. She does this through one-on-one coaching, delivering powerful seminars and her book called G.U.T.S. - Get Uncomfortable To Succeed, Embracing Health, Balance and Abundance. With a practical, well-rounded approach to mental and physical wellbeing, Betty's seminars and coaching program provide clients with clarity, direction and support to enhance their health and life. She simplifies what you need and want, how you can attain it, and helps you understand what's holding you back. People who work with Betty notice a clearer perspective emerging as they learn and grow, and as they stay accountable. Ultimately, they reach where they want to be faster, and with greater ease.