Laughter really is good medicine. “I come from a long line of funny women” says Becky. “Even as a young teen, when something embarrassing would happen, I’d think, ‘Ah! Material for the family reunion!’ Humor always greased life’s skids for me. Diagnosed with a painful disease from which he was not expected to survive, Norm Cousins discovered that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter would give him at least two hours of pain-free sleep. (He went on to live another 36 healthy years, teaching others about the healing power of laughter.) A recent study showed that laughter therapy was as effective in lessening agitation in elderly patients with dementia as the best medications, with nothing but good side effects.
Don’t let life get you down!»